NewsEducation / August 19, 2019

Purdue Drops Overhaul Plans For Campus Armory Building

Purdue Drops Overhaul Plans For Campus Armory BuildingSchool officials had considered overhauling the building near the heart of the West Lafayette campus and possibly turning it into a dining and retail area.Purdue University2019-08-19T00:00:00-04:00
Purdue Drops Overhaul Plans For Campus Armory Building

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University's century-old Armory building won't be undergoing major changes after all.

School officials had considered overhauling the building near the heart of the West Lafayette campus and possibly turning it into a dining and retail area. Such ideas were opposed by many of Purdue's some 300 ROTC students who undergo military training in the Armory's large fieldhouse-like space.

Purdue President Mitch Daniels tells WLFI-TV that work has been done over the summer to clean up the building, which opened in 1918.

Daniels says the spruced-up Armory can now host more programs or dinners so the school can get more use out of the building. He says no changes are planned for the campus ROTC program.

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