Hamline to demolish presidential White House

Coming down (Courtesy of Hamline)

Judy White, a former National Trust for Historic Preservation staffer -- and daughter of former Hamline University president Paul Giddens -- gives the Pioneer Press her thoughts on Hamline's decision to raze the old presidential residence on campus,  where she lived for 18 years:

"Just from my perspective, it's a very disappointing outcome. I'm a preservationist. I've rehabbed several houses. They didn't try very hard to sell this house, or get it moved."

Hamline officials tell the paper that the house, an 11-room Greek Revival building on Simpson and Hewitt avenues, has stood largely vacant since the late 1980s --  too expensive to renovate, and too large to move.

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