OU Begins Historic Building Demolition

Mar 8, 2013

Ohio University began demolishing a historic — and supposedly haunted — campus building on Thursday.

Preservationists and community members fought to save the 88-year-old Ridges Building 26. It was built as a tuberculosis ward to a historically significant state mental hospital that began operating in 1868. University officials decided to tear down the vacant structure because it was frequently subject to trespassing and vandalism.