Historic armory buildings to be sold

Written by Matt Paul and Craig Layne | Jul 2, 2013 3:58 AM

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(Harrisburg) -- A dozen former Pennsylvania National Guard armories are about to hit the real estate market, including several in the midstate.

Each building is historically significant. Joan Nissley with the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs says buyers who agree to a historical preservation covenant will be considered first.

"They would get a 20% discount off of the fair market value," Nissley explains. "If we don't get any purchasers that way, then will be put up for sale at the fair market value and the historical significance portion need not be maintained."

Vacant armories in Lancaster, Sunbury, Huntingdon and Waynesboro are among the properties up for sale.

Built in 1927, the 27-thousand square foot Lancaster armory, on Queen Street, is on the National Register of Historic Places. A public meeting on its future sale will be held this evening at six in the Lancaster City Council chambers.

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