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Bronx Franklin Avenue Armory

Street address: 1122 Franklin Avenue (at East 166th Street)
City: Bronx
County: Bronx
Year constructed: 1908 - 1911
Architect: Charles C. Haight
Size : Battery
Square footage: 151,716 NSF
Acreage: 1.46 Acres
Status: Closed in 1988 / Converted by City of New York for use as homeless shelter

 

Units Stationed:
Years:
Headquarters & Headquarters Company 1st Battalion, 1st Artillery (combined 1st, 2nd and 3rd batteries) 1908 - 1917
2nd Battery 1908 - 1917
104th Field Artillery (formerly 1st Battery) 1917 - ????
105th Field Artillery (formerly 2nd Battery) 1917 - ????
145th Ordnance 1961 - ????
   
   

 

History

Prior to armory being built, the 2nd Battery shared quarters with the 71st Infantry Regiment in the Park Avenue Manhattan Armory until it was destroyed by fire in 1901 and later at 1891 Bathgate Avenue in the Bronx.

Other armories in Bronx include:

Images

 

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: September 12, 2012
URL: http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/links/armories/Franklin Avenue .htm