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Old Nursing gets demolished

The Old Nursing building, built in 1958, housed classrooms and offices for WSSU's nursing program. 

Demolition is underway on the Old Nursing Building, the previous home of Winston-Salem State University’s (WSSU) nursing program.

 Construction crews from D.H. Griffin Companies began the demolition process in September.

“Salvageable items like LED lights, air conditioning units, and similar effects were removed from the building,” says Timothy McMullen, associate vice chancellor for Facilities Management. “Due to the building’s age, obsolescence and poor condition, it was not financially feasible to renovate or adapt it for other uses.”

The Old Nursing Building, built in 1958, has been vacant since WSSU’s copy center relocated to the Cleon F. Thompson Student Services Center a year ago. 

McMullen says that additional parking areas and a terrace slope will be placed on the site until future plans are implemented.

WSSU’s 20-year master plan, which was approved in June, proposes redevelopment opportunities for the site that include the expansion of athletic facilities and a 3,000-seat multipurpose convocation center.

About Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem State University fosters the creative thinking, analytical problem-solving, and depth of character needed to transform the world. Rooted in liberal education, WSSU’s curriculum prepares students to be thought leaders who have the skills and knowledge needed to develop innovative solutions to complex problems. Founded in 1892, WSSU is a historically Black constituent institution of the University of North Carolina with a rich tradition of contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic growth of North Carolina, the region and beyond. Guided by the motto, “Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve,” WSSU develops leaders who advance social justice by serving the world with compassion and commitment. 

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