English Building nears end

Since it was built in 1967 the English Building has been a part of the Del Mar College campus. A new era began Dec. 2, when DMC porter Robert “Robbie D” Dunes went to remove the English Building sign.

The “English” sign was taken down from the English Building on Dec. 2. The building itself will be torn down early next year. Photos by Michelle Mirelez/Foghorn

“I’ve been here for 33 years and this is the first time I’ve taken down a sign, but the college wanted it as memorabilia,” Dunes said.

The building is due to be torn down and replaced by a new general academic and music program building. The new facility is expected to be completed in August 2019, according to August Alfonso, chief information officer at the college.

The work is part of the $157 million Bond 2014 package, which will allow for the renovation of both East and West campuses.

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