Hyattsville Armory

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Hyattsville Armory
Hyattsville Armory Side View Nov 08.JPG
Side View of Hyattsville Armory November 2008
Hyattsville Armory is located in Maryland
Hyattsville Armory
Location 5340 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, Maryland
Coordinates 38°57′17″N 76°56′28″W / 38.95472°N 76.94111°W / 38.95472; -76.94111Coordinates: 38°57′17″N 76°56′28″W / 38.95472°N 76.94111°W / 38.95472; -76.94111
Built 1918
Architect Harris,Robert Lawrence
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 80004332[1]
Added to NRHP March 27, 1980

The Hyattsville Armory is a historic National Guard armory built in 1918 and located in Hyattsville, Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. It was the first Armory built in Prince George's County and the fifth in Maryland. Its architect, Robert Lawrence Harris, served as State Architect under Governor Albert C. Ritchie. In this capacity, Harris supervised the design of similar armories in Salisbury, Kensington, Silver Spring, Hagerstown, Laurel, Easton, Crisfield, Pocomoke City, Centreville, and Cumberland. The structure is distinctly fortresslike and offers a commanding view of the surrounding area. The building is patterned after a medieval English castle and built of native stone, with rectangular turrets flanking the arched limestone entranceway. Carved above the entry is the State Seal of Maryland.[2]

The Hyattsville Armory was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Hyattsville Armory". Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 

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