Alabama National Guard

Guard removes dated structure


A large backhoe sits on a cleared foundation on the Alabama National Guard base in Hamilton, where a large storage facility once stood. There are no plans to replace the structure.

HAMILTON - A bridge building constructed during the World War II-era was torn down in April. 
Despite rumors, there are no plans to bring an armory back to the Alabama National Guard base in Hamilton.
Lt. Col. Lee Desmond, who is based out of the Alabama Army National Guard Headquarters in Montgomery, told the Journal Record that a large building on the Hamilton base was subject to routine demolition.
Desmond said that the building was originally constructed in 1941 and was 79 years old.