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New York City Park Avenue, Seventh Regiment, Armory

Street address: 643 Park Avenue (between 66th and 67th streets)
City: Manhattan
County: New York
Year constructed: 1877 - 1879
Architect: Charles W. Clinton - original construction
Robinson and Kunst - 1909 - 1914 renovations
A. H. Davenport Company - 1913 renovation
Size : Regiment
Square footage: 194,676 NSF
Acreage: 1.87 Acres
Status: Taken over by Seventh Regiment Armory Conservancy in 2006 / Currently home to Park Avenue Armory (non-profit), Veterans of the 7th Regiment, Veteran Corps of Artillery, and Knickerbocker Greys

 

Units Stationed:
Years:
7th Infantry Regiment 1879 - 1920
107th Infantry Regiment 1921 - 1939
207th Coast Artillery Regiment, 42nd Infantry Division 1940 - 1967
1st Battalion, 42nd Infantry Division 1968 - ????
2nd Brigade, 42nd Infantry Division, 42nd Finance, 107th Infantry 1986 - ????
2nd Brigade, 42nd Infantry Division, Headquarters & Headquarters Company, Co. A & C 107th Infantry 1988 - ????
53rd Army Liaison Team Current

 

History

The Veterans' Room, designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Associated Artists, and architect Stanford White, was completed in 1881. Between 1909 and 1914, the armory was remodeled and renovated by Robinson and Kunst (a New York City firm). Among the changes include addition of the fourth story and removal of belfry above the center tower. A fifth story was added and other interior alterations were completed in 1913 by A. H. Davenport Company. In 2010, the Lexington Avenue facade was restored.

Prior to construction of this armory, the 7th Regiment occupied the following locations:

Images

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: November 7, 2012
URL: http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/links/armories/New York City Park Avenue Seventh Regiment.htm