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National Guard Armory (Memorial Hall)
This enormous concrete building, one of the largest in northern Michigan, was constructed during an era of immense civic optimism, economic prosperity, and vision of the ideal city. Memorial Hall was funded by the county's citizens as a memorial to World War I veterans. Gould and Son planned it with a gymnasium, auditorium, and meeting rooms for use by veterans groups, boys clubs, and other civic organizations. Its seven-part composition with coupled Doric pilasters between the giant arched window openings adheres to a rigid symmetry. The building's cement was donated by the Huron Portland Cement Company. The State of Michigan acquired the hall in 1959 for use by the National Guard.
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