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Phi Delt house to be demolished

From the 7/27/10 issue of The Daily Collegian.

The university's decision to convert the former Phi Delta Theta fraternity house into a "green space" has elicited disappointment from the greek community.

Penn State bought the 243 N. Burrowes property for $1.75 million in May, after a legal dispute with the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

The fraternity was disbanded in 2007 for drinking violations.

The decision was made to turn the property into a "green space" -- complete with sidewalks and benches, university spokeswoman Annemarie Mountz said.

The demolition process began Monday evening (7/26), when contractors put up fencing around the construction area, Mountz said.

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