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BYU’s Amanda Knight Hall has indefinite ‘stay of execution’

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PROVO (ABC4 News) – BYU’s Amanda Knight Hall was slated to be demolished by the end of the summer, but because of advocates and historians, now has an uncertain future. 

BYU has met with the group organizing to save the structure but says they have not made any final decision concerning the building. 

David Amott with Preservation Utah says the building is worth saving because of it’s historical significance. He said, “It’s because of the Knight family, Amanda being the matriarch of that family, that BYU even exists. Its become more than just a pile of bricks and some asphalt shingles, its become a testament to the Knight family and others like them who helped to ensure that BYU survived.”

Preservation Utah hopes that the University will consider selling the building instead of tearing it down. 

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