Crews work to restore Duluth Armory to original glory

By KBJR News 1

July 19, 2014 Updated Jul 19, 2014 at 6:53 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The Duluth Armory has a rich history, and serves as a reminder of what was the epicenter of Duluth years ago.

Volunteers with the Armory Arts and Music Center want to restore just that about the historic Duluth Armory.

Today volunteers restored 100 year old bricks that have fallen off the old building. Once the bricks are restored, they will be put back on the sides of the Armory.

The masonry repairs will occur later this year as a part of the AAMC's $300,000 legacy grant from the Minnesota Historical Society.

Volunteers are excited that the vigorous restoration project has come as far as it has.

"The armory really served as a center piece for our community for the first five or six decades in the 1900s," said Project Development Consultant Mark Poirier, 'we think it can serve that purpose again."

Poierer says that the Armory Arts and Music Center will hold more volunteer opportunities like this once a month.

Nick Minock