Edwin H. Armstrong House

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Edwin H. Armstrong House
EdwinHArmstrongHouse c1975.jpg
Standing, circa 1975
Edwin H. Armstrong House is located in New York
Edwin H. Armstrong House
Location 1032 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, New York
Coordinates 40°58′15.61″N 73°53′19.66″W / 40.9710028°N 73.8887944°W / 40.9710028; -73.8887944Coordinates: 40°58′15.61″N 73°53′19.66″W / 40.9710028°N 73.8887944°W / 40.9710028; -73.8887944
Built 1902
Architectural style Queen Anne architecture
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 76001296
Significant dates
Added to NRHP January 7th, 1976[1]
Designated NHL January 7, 1976[2]
Removed from NRHP March 5, 1986
Delisted NHL March 5, 1986
Demolished, 1983

The Edwin H. Armstrong House, in Yonkers in Westchester County, New York, is unusual for having achieved listing on the National Register of Historic Places and even designation as a National Historic Landmark, only to be demolished. Its subsequent removal from National Historic Landmark status is the only such occurrence for a New York State site.

It was the home of Edwin H. Armstrong, inventor of two circuits that are the basis of modern telecommunication systems, and also inventor of wide-band frequency modulation (FM) radio.[3]

The home, a Queen Anne house, was located at 1032 Warburton Avenue in Yonkers.[3]

It was designated a National Historic Landmark on 7 January 1976.[2] It was demolished in 1983 after suffering fire damage. It was subsequently de-designated as a National Historic Landmark and delisted from the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c "Withdrawal of National Historic Landmark Designation: Edwin H. Armstrong House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  3. ^ a b c Sheire, James (July 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Edwin H. Armstrong House". Retrieved 2008-01-25.  (includes 1 photo)