Spy agency to move out of historic buildings in St. Louis

A federal spy agency's decision to move out of its home in St. Louis will leave behind an historic campus where some buildings date to around 1830.

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency announced this month that it will build a new facility in the St. Louis area. It said its current home on grounds of the old St. Louis Arsenal is too old and inconvenient for the agency's high-tech secret missions.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the St. Louis Arsenal was one of the oldest continually operating military installations in the United States, dating back to 1827.

The final decision on what will happen to the complex of several older buildings will be made by the Air Force, which owns the grounds.