Flushing Armory

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Flushing Armory
Flushing Armory west tower sun jeh.jpg
Western octagonal tower
Flushing Armory is located in New York City
Flushing Armory
Location 137-158 Northern Blvd., Flushing, New York
Coordinates 40°45′47″N 73°49′44″W / 40.76306°N 73.82889°W / 40.76306; -73.82889Coordinates: 40°45′47″N 73°49′44″W / 40.76306°N 73.82889°W / 40.76306; -73.82889
Built 1906
Architect Heins, George L.
Architectural style Late Victorian, Castellated
Governing body State
MPS Army National Guard Armories in New York State MPS
NRHP Reference # 95000270[1]
Added to NRHP March 23, 1995

The Flushing Armory is a historic National Guard armory building located in the Flushing section of the New York City borough of Queens. It is a brick and stone castle-like structure built in 1905–1906, designed to be reminiscent of medieval military structures in Europe. It was designed by State architect George L. Heins.[2]

It consists of a two-story, hip-roofed administration building with an attached 1 12-story, gable-roofed drill shed, spanning open space of 11,400 square feet (1,060 m2). Both sections are built of load bearing brick walls sitting on a brownstone foundation. The building features a five-story octagonal tower at the northwest corner and a three-story round tower at the northeast corner. They feature tall, narrow windows and crenellated parapets.[3] Throughout the armory's history it has been used for the National Guard, as a homeless shelter, and a gymnastics center. It is currently used by the New York City Police Department's Queens North Task Force.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[1]

See also[edit]