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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Leahy Hall

Demolition of the University of Scranton's Leahy Hall started last week.  I took this picture Friday morning, from the intersection of Jefferson and Linden.
An excavator started gnawing away the building from the alley in the back.  It's oddly fascinating, yet sad to see the guts of the building ripped open like this.
As you can see, Leahy Hall, formerly the YWCA, was well built.  There's some serious masonry here, along with some massive beams.

The U of S will construct a new physical therapy building here.

There were a lot of reasons to save Leahy Hall.  On the other hand, there were more reasons to tear it down, and sometimes, that's just the way things work out.