Contact Us

Owensboro on Youtube: Armory Demolition Begins [VIDEO]

It’s the beginning of the end of an era. The Owensboro National Guard Armory on Parrish Avenue will soon be no more.

Completed in 1948, the Armory is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but the demolition process has begun and the venerable old building will be gone by the end of October.

It will be replaced by a new tennis center.

The new Armory is located next to the airport.

I was only in the old Armory building one time, and I cannot remember why. I was a little kid and I was with my grandfather and…no wait, it was my uncle. My grandfather used to baby-sit me but sometimes he’d be over at my great-aunt and great-uncle’s house, and on occasion I’d go running around with my uncle–a carpenter who had an amazing workshop under the house.

I don’t know why we were at the Armory, but I remember it being VERY BIG. And some man gave me a peppermint out of his pocket. Did old men just do that back in the day?

I’m straying.

The Armory is a cool old building, and I guess it needed to be replaced. But it sure will be funny driving by that Parrish Avenue/Hickman Avenue corner and not seeing it anymore.

If you hurry, you can still get a peak before it’s gone.


Subscribe to WBKR-FM on

Best of WBKR

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The BKR Bunch quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The BKR Bunch contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.