The rehabilitation of the National Guard Armory, A National Register
property, was designed to serve as an archive and library facility
for the County’s historical documents. The conversion consisted of
the construction of a balcony inside the Drill Hall and a wheelchair lift
to its displays dedicated to veterans. The drill hall floor now contains
the library for the Indiana County Genealogical Society. There is ample room
for research tables, special collections and interpretive displays. The basement
has space for workshops, conservation efforts and storage of the library’s
of memorabilia and historical artifacts. The relocation of
the documents to this facility completed the goals of the Historical Society
move its collections from the adjacent
Silas M. Clark House, which was experiencing
structural failure from the weight of the second floor storage.
The Clark House and Armory form a campus of National Register Properties.