Updated Thu, Mar 7, 2013 2:22 pm
The demolition process for the old tuberculosis ward at The Ridges started earlier this week.
According to Ohio University spokeswoman Katie Quaranta, demolition of the roof of Building 26 started on Monday.
The building was last used as a special education center known as the Beacon School before being closed.
Some Athens community members who have continually fought to convince the university to preserve the historic building raised concerns last month that OU intends to demolish other buildings at The Ridges.
OU has said there are no plans in place to tear down additional buildings.
The demolition of Building 26 is expected to continue until mid- March.