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New York City Park Avenue, Seventy-First Regiment, Armory

Street address: Park Avenue (between East 33rd and East 34th streets)
City: Manhattan
County: New York
Year constructed: 1904 - 1906
Architect: Lieutenant Colonel J. Hollis Wells of Clinton and Russell
Size : Regiment
Square footage: 193,535 NSF
Acreage: 1.06 Acres
Status: Vacated in 1971 and subsequently demolished

 

Units Stationed:
Years:
71st Infantry Regiment 1850 - 1897
71st New York Volunteers 1898 - 1971
   
   
   
   
   

 

History

Original armory built on this site between 1892-1894 by architect John R. Thomas was destroyed by a fire in 1902. Prior to the original armory being built on this site, the 71st occupied the following locations:

  • Centre Market Armory on Broadway between West 44th and West 45th streets
  • brick building on West 32nd Street near 6th Avenue
  • commercial building on Broadway between West 35th and West 36th streets

 

Images

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: January 26, 2012
URL: http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/links/armories/New York City Park Avenue Seventy-First Regiment.htm