DELAND, Fla. - Crews began tearing down the historic Stover Theatre at Stetson University in DeLand on Monday, despite the fight from the historical society.
The university's decision has been a source of some controversy.
Recently the DeLand Historic Preservation board voted to preserve the
The building's red brick and classic design is a treasure, but Stetson officials said renovating the building would have cost $3.7 million.
Hundreds of pieces of the
The space where the building stands will likely be used for parking.
The building is currently being stripped of metal and other valuable items. On Wednesday crews will start taking the walls down.