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LSU approves demolition, rebuild of fraternity house

Old Kappa Sigma Fraternity house on Dalrymple Drive. (Source: WAFB) Old Kappa Sigma Fraternity house on Dalrymple Drive. (Source: WAFB)
Old Kappa Sigma Fraternity house on Dalrymple Drive. (Source: WAFB) Old Kappa Sigma Fraternity house on Dalrymple Drive. (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

An LSU fraternity will see its house disappear over the next few months. 

Kappa Sigma Fraternity got approval from the university to tear down the house on Dalrymple Drive and rebuild on the same site. 

The fraternity house, which was built in the 1930's, was deemed uninhabitable in August 2015. An inspection of the house showed that the house had structural damage and a bad foundation. 

The demolition will start with the next four weeks and will take about five to six weeks to clear it away. 

Construction of the fraternity house will then start once remaining funds are raised. It will be 22,000 square feet and house 52 members. Once construction starts, it will take about 18 months to finish the new house.

Fraternity members are currently leasing the Acacia house on West Lakeshore Drive. In March 2015, the LSU chapter of the Acacia Fraternity was close for four years as a result of an internal investigation regarding hazing violations. 

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