|Part of Massachusetts National Guard|
|Controlled by||Town of Barnstable|
|Built by||Massachusetts National Guard|
|Events||JFK's Presidential Acceptance Speech|
|Occupants||685th AAA Machine Gun Battalion|
Hyannis National Guard Armory Battery D of the 685th AAA Battalion
|NRHP Reference #||87000278|
|Added to NRHP||1987|
The Hyannis Armory is located at 225 South Street, Hyannis, Massachusetts. The armory was built in 1958, and hosted Battery D of the 685th AAA Machine Gun Battalion of the Massachusetts Army National Guard. President-elect John F. Kennedy gave his victory speech at the Hyannis Armory on Nov. 9, 1960. The site is on the National Register of Historic Places.
In the late 2000s, there was talk of demolishing the armory and building a new performing arts center, which would be the second for the town, the first being the Barnstable High School Performing Arts Center at nearby Barnstable High School. Sturgis Charter School's basketball team used to practice within the facility and the lack of heat has sometimes led to temperatures inside being colder than those outside. The plan to tear down the facility and replace it was shelved when the economy collapsed in 2008.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hyannis Armory.|
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places-MA Barnstable County. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
- National Register of Historical Places - MASSACHUSETTS (MA), Barnstable County
- Performing Arts Center Proposed Near McKeon : CodBall: Unofficial Blog of the Cape Cod Baseball League
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