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Corning First Street Arsenal

Street address: First Street (between Washington and Hamilton streets)
City: Corning
County: Steuben
Year constructed: 1858
Architect: James M. Hawley (contractor)
Size : Company
Square footage: Unknown
Acreage: Unknown
Status: Closed in 1875 due to lack of troops / Sold to St. Mary's Parish and became Sisters of Mercy convent and St. Joseph's Orphan Asylum headquarters / Converted to kindergarten in 1906 after nuns moved out / Vacant / Demolished in 1965 to make way for Castle Garden Apartments

 

Units Stationed:
Years:
Co. C & D, 7th Division 60th Infantry Regiment 1858 - ????
106th Infantry Regiment 1868 - 1873
106th Infantry Battalion 1873 - 1877 (disbanded)
   
   
   
   

 

History

Prior to the arsenal being built, Co. C & D was headquartered in Elmira. The Centerway Armory was later built in 1935.

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New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: October 11, 2012
URL: http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/links/armories/Corning.htm