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New York City park Avenue, Eighth Regiment, Armory

Street address: Park Avenue (between East 94th and East 95th streets)
City: Manhattan
County: New York
Year constructed: 1888 - 1889
Architect: John R. Thomas
Size : Regiment
Square footage: 213,714 NSF
Acreage: Unknown
Status: Sold to New York city in 1969 / Demolished in 1971

 

Units Stationed:
Years:
8th Infantry Regiment 1847 - 1892
8th Infantry Battalion 1893 - 1895
8th Infantry Regiment 1896 - 1897
8th New York Volunteers Spanish American War
8th Infantry Regiment 1899 - 1906
8th Infantry Battalion 1907 - 1907

8th Artillery District Cos. 25-32 (added Co. 33 in 1909)

1908 - 1913
8th Coast Defense Command (added Co. 34, added Co. 35 & 36 in 1916) 1914 - 1920
193rd Field Artillery then 258th Field Artillery Regiment 1921 - ????

 

History

Prior to completion of this armory, the 8th occupied the following locations:
  • Centre Market Armory on Grand and Centre streets 1830's - 1871
  • upper floors of a commercial building at 226 West 23rd Street (between 7th and 8th avenues) 1871 - 1878
  • private house on Seventh Avenue (between West 34th and West 35th streets) holding drills in the nearby State Arsenal 1879 - 1880
  • loft in the Old Broadway Stage stables at 9th Avenue and West 27th Street 1880 - 1887
  • 71st Regiment's old armory on West 36th Street at Broadway 1887 - 1889

Drill shed shared with Squadron A Armory (built in 1894-1895) on Madison Avenue which was located behind and attached to the rear of the 8th facility. The 8th moved to the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx in 1913. Squadron A remained at the facility until it was closed in 1969.

Images

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 Park Avenue Eighth Regiment.htm