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USM's Elam Arms being demolished

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The 48-year-old Elam Arms dormitory at Southern Miss is being demolished. The 48-year-old Elam Arms dormitory at Southern Miss is being demolished.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A landmark Southern Miss building that's been around for nearly 50 years is coming down.

Elam Arms is in the process of being demolished.

It was built back in 1965 as a men's dormitory, but has been vacant for several years.

It was also heavily damaged in the tornado five months ago.

At one time, it was thought that it might become a hotel, but public relations staff at USM say the area will be turned into a gravel parking lot, at least for the time being.

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