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Program Expands To Armory

State To Spend $1 Million On Renovation

Posted: November 1, 2012 at 5 a.m.

The Department of Correction is leasing Springdale’s old National Guard Armory at 600 W. Sunset Ave. to expand its work release program in the city. The armory was turned over to the city when a regional armory was built in Bentonville.

The state prison system’s work release program in Springdale will be expanding to the old armory.

At A Glance

The Springdale Armory

The National Guard built the Springdale armory on property donated by the Springdale Industrial and Agricultural Foundation. Construction began in 1946 and was finished in 1947. The armory was turned over to the city Nov. 16, Morgan said. The National Guard and Army Reserve opened a $22 million, 105,825-square-foot building in Bentonville for units from Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers and Springdale.

Source: Staff Report

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