Smith College seeks permission to demolish three buildings on Paradise Road

Friday, July 26, 2013

 Smith College has applied to the city for permission to demolish three buildings on Paradise Road, including the building that formerly housed Sunnyside Day Care.

The college is also seeking to tear down Mason Hall Infirmary, which sits opposite Sunnyside at the end of the dead end road, and a residential building at 66 Paradise Road, on the other side of Sunnyside. The college has not said what its plans are for those lots.

The Historical Commission has granted approval to demolish the infirmary but is holding a hearing on July 29 to determine whether either of the other two buildings has enough historical significance to trigger the demolition delay ordinance, which would postpone demolition for a year.

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