South Portland resident Mo Black salvages a piece of the hardwood floor removed from the historic former Maine National Guard Armory on Broadway on Wednesday, July 6. Black, who graduated from South Portland High School in 1966, recalled attending school dances inside the part of the building that has been gutted to create a gas station, convenience store and offices. Priority Real Estate Group of Topsham expects to complete the project before the end of the year. (Alex Acquisto / The Forecaster)

The rear of the former Maine National Guard Armory at 682 Broadway in South Portland, as it looked a month ago. (Melanie Sochan / For The Forecaster)

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