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Old Armory on Fairgrounds to get roof as it awaits restoration

With its roof long gone and its walls wavering, the old Hinds County National Guard Armory has become an eyesore and a safety hazard on the Mississippi State Fairgrounds. Some day it may get a multi-million-dollar restoration, but for now the Mississippi Fair Commission wants to stabilize the historic landmark and slow a steady deterioration that began with the Easter ...

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(VIDEO) William Winter wants to save old Hinds County Armory

Once a popular meeting space for the community, the Hinds County Armory has sat in ruins at the Mississippi Fairgrounds since the Easter Flood of 1979. Despite its dilapidation it has peaked the interest of former Gov. William Winter and Mississippi agriculture commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith. Now a grant from the Mississippi Department of Archives & History could spark a renaissance ...

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