On June 10, 2014, a ruling was issued in the Strickland v. City of Clinton case, upholding the initial decision to allow the demolition of Doyle Hall on Presbyterian College’s campus.
Doyle Hall, built in 1891, has been unused and become increasingly unstable since the construction of Georgia Hall over 40 years ago. The college has determined that taking steps to stabilize the building would be financially impractical.
“Presbyterian College is very pleased that Judge Addy agreed with the City of Clinton that the college has the right to remove Doyle Hall,” said Susan Maddux, Presbyterian College’s vice president for finance and administration. “The City of Clinton condemned Doyle Hall on December 19, 2013, and leaving Doyle in place in its current state of disrepair would pose a significant safety hazard.”
The demolition of Doyle Hall is a part of the PC Facilities Master Plan that was released earlier this year. The master plan outlines facility upgrades and deferred maintenance needs, and is aimed at creating an inviting environment for current students, faculty and staff, as well as PC alumni, visitors and future students.