U of Iowa plans to demolish part of structure built in 1899

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Seashore Hall

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa plans to demolish part of a building erected in 1899.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that a portion of Seashore Hall will come down in early to mid-December. It’s been the home of the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department and was the site of the University Hospital from 1899 until 1929.

It’s making way for a $33.5 million building that’s expected to open in 2020. The demolition at the Iowa City campus is expected to take about five weeks.