Snow causes roof of historic Duluth Armory to collapse

By KBJR News 1

April 8, 2014 Updated Apr 8, 2014 at 11:04 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)-- -Snow is to blame for a partial roof collapse at the historic Duluth Armory over the weekend.

The roof collapsed Saturday night, leaving a 20 foot hole in center of the roof of the Armory building on 1624 London Road.

Crews were on scene this morning assessing the damage.

Damage estimates are between $50-75 thousand dollars.

A family foundation grant will help cover the costs of the collapse.

Susan Phillips, the Armory Arts and Music Center President says they were planning on repairing portions of the roof later this year after they repair the brick walls, but the roof project is now on the top of the to-do list thanks to mother nature.

Armory officials say because of the damages, they will probably have to replace the balcony in the Drill Hall where Bob Dylan once played.

Written and posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati
rmarnati@kbjr.com

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