HDC Works on National Guard Armories

HDC is currently working on a project to renovate a portion of the basement at the Beightler Armory in Columbus. The Beightler Armory is named after Robert S. Beightler (1892-1978) a U.S. Army two-star general born in Marysville[1]. The armory was designed by Ted H. Prindle of Prindle and Associates and constructed in 1965. The original design had a two-story octagonal drill hall in the center with four wings extending at each corner[2], which has been almost completely engulfed by subsequent expansions to support its role as the joint force headquarters of OHARNG. As a result, this building has been determined not eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
[1] Wikipedia. 2008. “Robert S. Beightler.” Last modified December 23, 2023. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_S._Beightler
[2] Sunny E. Adams and Madison L. Story, 2023, Architectural Survey of Eight Ohio Army National Guard Armories, 1971-1977, ERDC/CERL TR-23-12, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, pp 192-196

Current aerial image from Google Earth with approximate footprint of the original building superimposed on top
HDC is also a consultant to American Structurepoint’s Indianapolis office to design a new Lima National Guard Readiness Center in Lima, Ohio, and to renovate the Tarlton Armory in Amanda.

Front elevation of the Tarlton Armory near Amanda, Ohio