University of Idaho: One Greek House Comes Down, One Goes Up

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A fraternity house, built in the early 1960s on the campus of the University of Idaho but left to ruin, will meet the wrecking ball in early January. 

This morning's Lewiston Tribune reports that the house built by the Sigma Chi fraternity saw its last residents in 2011. Sigma Chi moved out, then it became the Pi Kappa Alpha house, and then three or four other fraternities used the house. The university purchased the home for $75,000 this past September and have now decided to level the structure, due in large part to the amount of asbestos in the house. U of I officials told the Tribune that they hope to lease the lot to another Greek organization.

Meanwhile, another Greek house, this time for the Delta Zeta sorority, is being built on Old Greek Row at the Moscow campus. The 21,000-square-foot house has a price tag of $4.5 million and will consist of four levels to house 69 students and a live-in director. That project is expected to be completed in August.