Armory seeking volunteers for restoration

By KBJR News 1

Armory seeking volunteers for restoration

July 15, 2014 Updated Jul 15, 2014 at 6:29 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- The organization behind the restoration of the Duluth Armory is once again looking for volunteers to lend a helping hand.

A section of the landmark's roof collapsed in April due to the heavy snow fall.

Crews also plan on wrapping up culvert work under the armory from damage caused by the floods of 2012.

A $250,000 dollar grant from the Minnesota Historical Society has helped cover the repairs, including this latest project to fix up some bricks.

"We are going to be doing mostly the masonry repair. We do have a couple of windows that we would like to take the plywood panels out of and put some glass in. So we got a couple of other things for people to do if they are interested," said Mark Poirier, Project Development Consultant

The estimated price tag to restore the building is $16 million.
Poirier says they are hoping to turn the army into housing for artists.

If you would like to volunteer, people will be meeting at the Armory Annex Saturday July, 19 at 9 a.m.

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