KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The last University of Tennessee students have moved out of Sophronia Strong Hall.
After 83 years of use as a women's dormitory, the landmark building on Cumberland Ave. will eventually be renovated as instructional and laboratory space for the anthropology department.
The last students moved out Wednesday at the end of the spring semester.
Strong housed 274 women this year and some said they'll miss living there, despite no central air conditioning. In August heat, many residents bunked in the air conditioned lobby.
The cafeteria -- called Sophie's -- will remain open and a university spokeswoman says the former dorm rooms will be used for temporary offices when workers are displaced because of renovations in other buildings.
Information from: The Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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