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New York City Lexington Avenue, Sixty-Ninth Regiment, Armory

Street address: 68 Lexington Avenue (between East 25th and East 26th streets)
City: Manhattan
County: New York
Year constructed: 1904 - 1906
Architect: Joseph Howland Hunt and Richard Howland Hunt
Size : Regiment
Square footage: 177,438 NSF
Acreage: 1.45 Acres
Status: Open

 

Units Stationed:
Years:
69th Infantry Regiment 1851 - 1892
69th Infantry Battalion 1893 - 1894
69th Infantry Regiment 1895 - 1897
69th New York Volunteers Spanish American War
69th Infantry Regiment 1899 - 1920
165 Infantry Regiment 1921 - ????
Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment Division Support Command, 165th Infantry 1961 - ????
69th Infantry, Headquarters, Co. A, B, & C, 102nd Medical 1986 - ????
69th Infantry, Headquarters and Service, Co. B & C, 102nd Medical

1988 - ????

37th Finance Detachment Current
1st Battalion 69th Infantry Current
Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion 69th Infantry Current
Co. A, 1st Battalion 69th Infantry Current
Detachment 1, Co. C, 1st Battalion 69th Infantry Current

 

History

Prior to completion of this armory, the 69th Regiment occupied rooms above Essex Market (at the corner of Grand and Essex streets) from 1871 until the early 1880's when it moved to the Tompkins Market Armory on Third Avenue.

Images

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: March 1, 2017
URL: http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/links/armories/New York City Lexington Avenue.htm