Renovations almost done at Poindexter Hall

By The Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Renovations to Poindexter Hall at Mississippi University for Women are almost 50 percent complete.

MUW officials tell The Commercial Dispatch that plans are to complete the work by June 2012.

The first floor of the building will include a grand piano studio, reception and seminar area and student lounge “green room.” The foyer, which contains the original heart pine floors, will lead guests into the historic auditorium that seats 250 and will be used for music performances and other campus and community events.

Jody Kennedy, assistant director of facilities engineering, says the project cost about $7 million.

Poindexter is one of 23 buildings on campus listed on the National Register of Historic Places.