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New York City Madison Avenue, Squadron A, Armory

Street address: 1339 Madison Avenue (between East 94th and East 95th streets)
City: Manhattan
County: New York
Year constructed: 1894 - 1895
Architect: John R. Thomas
Size : Squadron
Square footage: 192,955 NSF
Acreage: Unknown
Status: Vacated in 1969 / Demolished ( except front facade) in 1971 / Front facade now rear wall of playground for Intermediate School 29

 

Units Stationed:
Years:
Troop A 1889 - 1894
Squadron A (Troops 1 & 2) 1895 - 1895
Squadron A (Troops 1, 2 & 3) 1896 - 1897
Troop A New York Volunteer Cavalry Spanish American War
Squadron A (Troops 1, 2 & 3) 1899 - 1906
Squadron A (Troops 1, 2, 3 & 4) 1907 - 1910
1st Cavalry (1st Squadron) 1911 - 1911
1st Cavalry (Troops A, E, F & G) 1912 - 1912
1st Squadron (Troops A, B, C & D) 1913 - 1913
Squadron A

1914 - ????

 

History

Prior to armory completion, Troop A rented quarters at Dickel's Riding Academy in the early 1890's located at 136 Est 56th Street. Because this unit was a troop (not a full squadron) at the time of design, it was designed to share a drill shed with the Eighth Regiment Armory on Park Avenue behind and attached to the rear of this facility. After the Eighth Regiment vacated the attached Park Avenue armory in 1913, Squadron A expanded into that space to occupy both armory buildings.

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New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: October 17, 2012
URL: http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/links/armories/New York City Madison Avenue.htm