BEATRICE – The end of an era is at hand, with the last major original building being torn down at the Southeast Community College Beatrice Campus.

A contractor is demolishing Adams Hall, on the west part of the campus.  The building was formerly the home of a one-stop center for family services, with state, regional and local agencies leasing space there, from the college.  

SCC later took over full possession of the building, but its being torn down to make way for greenspace that can be used by the college, possibly for competitive baseball and softball. 

Just recently, demolition crews completed tearing down nearby Jackson Hall.  Before that, demolition crews knocked down Hoover Hall.  

Both buildings had outlived their usefulness as SCC continues with a system-wide modernization program.  That effort has brought a new residence hall, dining facility, academic excellence center and renovated agriculture program space to the Beatrice Campus.