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Buffalo Broadway Arsenal / Buffalo Broadway, Sixty-Fifth Regiment, Armory

Street address: Broadway (formerly Batavia Road)
City: Buffalo
County: Erie
Year constructed:

1858 - original construction
1884 - added drill shed and administration building in front of existing arsenal and renamed Sixty-Fifth Regiment Armory
1950's - 1884 armory remodeled

Architect:

Calvin N. Otis - original construction
1884 expansion - architect unknown

Size : Unknown
Square footage: Unknown
Acreage: Unknown
Status: Closed in 1909 / Converted by city of Buffalo into Broadway Auditorium (civic center) until 1947 / Converted by city of Buffalo into public works department storage facility in 1947 / 1858 arsenal burned down in 1948

 

Units Stationed:
Years:
65th Regiment (formerly the 28th Artillery) 1858 - 1897
65th New York Volunteers
Spanish American War

65th Regiment

1899 - 1907
74th Regiment (Co. D and the Spaulding Guards) 1858 - 1868
7th Battery 1883 - ????
   
   

 

History

Prior to armory being built, the 65th Regiment rented space in a building at the corner of Court and Pearl Streets from 1855 - 1858. In 1907, they moved to the new Masten Avenue Armory.

Other armories for the 74th Regiment include:

Images

 

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: October 10, 2012
URL: http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/links/armories/Broadway Arsenal.htm