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Bronx Kingsbridge Road Armory

Street address: 29 Kingsbridge Road
City: Bronx
County: Bronx
Year constructed: 1912 - 1917
Architect: Pilcher & Tachau
Size :

Artillery District

Square footage: 474,540 NSF
Acreage: 5.042 Acres
Status: Decommissioned in 1996 / Used by City of New York as a homeless shelter / Vacant since 2006

 

Units Stationed:
Years:
8th Coastal Artillery District 1912 - 1914
8th Coast Defense Command (renamed) 1914 - 1921
258th Field Artillery 1921 - ????
Division Artillery

1961 - ????

234th Field Artillery 1961 - ????
Headquarters & Headquarters Company, Co. A, B & C, 42nd Maintenance 1986 - ????
Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 42nd Division Artillery 1986 - ????
105th Field Artillery 1986 - ????

 

History

The Eighth previously occupied the Manhattan Park Avenue Armory. This is the largest pre-World War II armory in America and occupies almost three city blocks.

Two articles from Scientific Review, February 1916 on the Eighth Coast Defense Command the the armory.

Other armories in Bronx include:

Images

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: May 8, 2014
URL: http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/links/armories/Kingsbridge .htm