UPDATE: One of MSU’s biggest dorms bows to the wrecking ball

STARKVILLE – A few weeks from now, memories of friendships, all-nighters and the walk up “Hernia Hill” to the Union, the post office and the cafeteria will constitute the remaining traces of Suttle Hall at Mississippi State University.
The 43-year-old dormitory, retired from service in 2007, started its disappearing act Wednesday when Ann Bailey, director of housing and residence life, released the wrecking ball for its first swing at the nine-story structure.
Named for N.D. Suttle, a former agronomy professor and head of the State Seed Testing Laboratory, the building housed 599 students in Spartan 1960s architecture.
“It’ll take probably until around Aug. 1 to have it down completely, and it’ll probably take another month to have everything hauled off and the site cleared,” Bailey said.

Read more on this story in Thursday’s NEMS DAily Journal newspaper.

Errol Castens/NEMS Daily Journal