Demolition begins today of the Armory Building at 117 E. 3rd Street in Aberdeen. more than a year after a June 2018 fire destroyed the building and much of its contents. During the work, the contractor Roglins Inc. will partially close adjacent streets affecting 3rd Street and I Street.

The contract includes the salvage of the decorative arch, cornerstone and newel post. These items were salvaged at the request of the Board of Museum and History and plan to be used in the future museum.

The demolition is a result of a fire on June 9, 2018. The Museum artifacts that could be salvaged were recovered in the Fall of 2018 and are now being housed at a warehouse location on the Port Industrial Road. There are no plans at this time for use of the site once the building is demolished.

The following video was recorded by Aerial Drone Solutionz, with permission from the Aberdeen Fire Department. Facebook live video posted to our page shows crews cutting open the side doors and spraying water into the museum area near the alley. Flames are visible everywhere inside the museum.

Please contact Stacie Barnum, Parks Director, with any questions or concerns regarding the demolition at 360-537-3229.