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Kansas to sell former Oldfather Studios building

May 21, 2019

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas plans to put a building that has been vacant for two years on the market.

A budget bill signed Monday by Gov. Laura Kelly includes a provision allowing the university to sell Oldfather Studios, which formerly housed the school’s Film and Media Studies Department.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports the provision said the university could sell the 18,000-square-foot building after July 1.

Chief Financial Officer Diane Goddard told the Kansas House appropriations committee in February the building is in poor condition and would be too costly to repair.

The university anticipates selling the property for about $800,000, which would be used for deferred maintenance on the Lawrence campus.

The KU endowment bought the building in 1991 with a gift from Charles and Hortense Oldfather.

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Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

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