List of armories and arsenals in New York City and surrounding counties

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This is a comprehensive List of Armories and Arsenals in New York City and surrounding New York State Counties[1][2] focusing on the New York metropolitan and Downstate New York areas. It details the structures built between the 18th and 20th century. Many armories were constructed during this period; a few have since disappeared over time, while others have been converted to different uses. Through the decades these structures have been referred to under various names, and this catalogue attempts to capture their identity.

The list is arranged as follows:

The first unit; street (of reference); region or neighborhood (if referred to as such); year built; address; and name of neighborhood where available.

New York City[edit]

Bronx (New York County1 and Bronx County)[edit]

  • (2nd) Second Battery / Bathgate Avenue / Tremont Armory (year unknown – built prior to 1902)2 – 1887 / 1891 Bathgate Avenue (between East Tremont Avenue (East 177th Street) and East 176th Street), Tremont[3]
  • St. John's College / Fordham College / Fordham University / Rose Hill / Armory Hall (year unknown – built prior to 1906)3; 4 – Rose Hill Campus Administration Building, 441 East Fordham Road, Fordham Manor[4][5][6]
  • (2nd) Second Battery / Franklin Avenue / Morrisania Armory (1906–1911; 1926–1928 expansion) – 1122 Franklin Avenue (at East 166th Street), Morrisania[7]
  • (8th) Eighth Regiment ((8th) Eighth Coastal Artillery) / Kingsbridge Road / Kingsbridge Armory (1913; 1912–1917) – 29 Kingsbridge Road (between Jerome Avenue and Reservoir Avenue); (1950's and 60's annex) - 10 West 195th Street (between Jerome Avenue and Reservoir Avenue), Jerome Park[8][9][10]
Notes:
1. The armories in Bronx were built prior to the borough becoming a separate county in 1914. Before then, it was still part of New York County, which the western section of the present day borough joined in 1874 and the eastern section in 1895. It was previously part of Westchester County (1683).
2. The Tremont Armory at Bathgate Avenue, was a temporary facility used by the (2nd) Second Battery in 1902 until the unit moved to the new Franklin Ave Armory in 1910.[3]
3. The Rose Hill Armory Hall is a later period annexed building to the (New) Rose Hill Manor / Mansion which was built in 1838 and is currently known as the Fordham University Rose Hill Campus Administration Building.[4][5][6]
4. Armory Hall at Fordham University does not have a unit detail nor formal street crossing. Therefore, it is recognized by the names of the school representing the site and the campus.

Brooklyn (Kings County)[edit]

  • (47th) Forty-seventh Regiment / Marcy Avenue / Williamsburg Armory (1883–1884) – 355 Marcy Avenue (between Heyward Street and Lynch Street), Williamsburg
  • (23rd) Twenty-third Regiment / Clermont Avenue / Clinton Hill Armory (1872–1873; 1911 expansion) – 165-179 Clermont Avenue (between Myrtle Avenue and Willoughby Avenue), Clinton Hill
  • (3rd) Third (Gatling) Battery / Dean Street-Crown Heights Armory (1885–1886) – 793-801 Dean Street (between Washington Avenue and Grand Avenue), Crown Heights[11]
  • (23rd) Twenty-third Regiment / Bedford Avenue-Crown Heights Armory (1891–1895) – 1322 Bedford Avenue (between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street), Crown Heights
  • (14th) Fourteenth Regiment / (8th) Eighth Avenue / Park Slope Armory (1891–1895) – 1402 8th Avenue (between 14th Street and 15th Street), Park Slope
  • (13th) Thirteenth Regiment / Sumner Avenue (Marcus Garvey Boulevard) / Bedford-Stuyvesant Armory (1892–1894) – 357 Marcus Garvey Boulevard (between Putnam Avenue and Jefferson Avenue), Bedford-Stuyvesant
  • Troop C / Bedford Avenue Armory (1903–07) – 1579 Bedford Avenue (between Union Street and President Street), Crown Heights
  • (2nd) Second Avenue / Sunset Park / Brooklyn Arsenal (1925; 1924–26)2 – 201 / 207 64th Street (between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue), Sunset Park / Brooklyn Army Terminal

Defunct (no longer exist):

  • Brooklyn City Guard / Adams Street / Gothic Hall Armory (1830s) – Gothic Alley1 and Adams Street, Downtown Brooklyn
  • (13th) Thirteenth Regiment / Henry Street Armory (1858) – Henry Street (at Cranberry Street), Brooklyn Heights
  • (2nd) Second Division / North Portland Avenue / State Arsenal (1858)2 – North Portland Avenue (N Portland Avenue) and Auburn Place; (1877-1878 Expansion for (14th) Fourteenth Regiment - renamed to Armory), Fort Greene
  • (23rd) Twenty-third Regiment / Fulton Street / Orange Street Armory[12] (1863) – Orange Street and Fulton Street (present day Old Fulton Street / Cadman Plaza West), Downtown Brooklyn / Brooklyn Heights
  • (47th) Forty-seventh Regiment / Fourth and North Second Streets Armory (1864) – Fourth Street (present day Bedford Avenue) and North Second Street (N 2nd St; present day Metropolitan Avenue), North Williamsburg
  • (32nd) Thirty-second Battalion & Regiment / Stagg Street Armory (1868) – Stagg Street and Bushwick Boulevard, East Williamsburg
  • (13th) Thirteenth Regiment / Flatbush Avenue Armory (1874–1875) – Flatbush Avenue (at Hanson Place), Fort Greene
  • (2nd) Second Battalion Naval Militia / First Avenue Armory (1902–1903) – 1st Avenue (between 51st Street and 52nd Street), Sunset Park / Bush Terminal
  • Johnson Street Armory (year unknown) - Johnson Street, Downtown Brooklyn
Notes:
1. Gothic Alley no longer exists in the current New York City grid. It once ran between Adams Street and Pearl Street, south of Nassau Street. Its western section ended near the BMT elevated train that once ran over Fulton Street (present day Old Fulton Street / Cadman Plaza). Several buildings now occupy the street. Both Pearl Street and Nassau Street sections of this area were also decreased and no longer run through there.[13]
2. The (2nd) Second Avenue / Sunset Park / Brooklyn Arsenal (1925; 1924–1926) building replaced the (2nd) Second Division / North Portland Avenue / State Arsenal (1858).

Manhattan (New York County)[edit]

Defunct (no longer exist):

  • Fifth Avenue Arsenal (ca. 1808)1 – (830) Fifth Avenue (at East 64th Street), Central Park
  • State Arsenal (ca. 1808)3 – Between White Street, Franklin Street, Elm Place (today Lafayette Street), and Center Street, Tribeca
  • (7th) Seventh Regiment / Centre Market Armory (1830s) – Grand Street and Centre Street, present day Little Italy / Chinatown neighborhood
  • (1st) First Division / Downtown Arsenal (1844)4 – Between White Street, Franklin Street, Elm Place (today Lafayette Street), and Center Street, Tribeca
  • (7th) Seventh Regiment / Third Avenue / Tompkins Market Armory (1857–60) – Third Avenue (between East 6th and East 7th streets), East Village
  • (1st) First Division / State Arsenal (1858) – Seventh Avenue (at West 35th Street), Garment District
  • (22nd) Twenty-Second Regiment / 14th Street Armory (1863; 1872–1882 renovation)5 – 125 West 14th Street (between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue), Chelsea
  • (12th) Twelfth Regiment / Columbus Avenue Armory (1886-1887)6 – Columbus Avenue (between West 61st and West 62nd streets), present day Lincoln Square[17][18]
  • (8th) Eighth Regiment / Park Avenue Armory (1888-1889)2 – Park Avenue (between East 94th and East 95th streets), Carnegie Hill
  • (22nd) Twenty-Second Regiment / (1st) First Field Artillery / Broadway Armory (1889–1892) – 1988 Broadway (formerly Western Boulevard; between Broadway, Columbus Avenue, West 67th Street and West 68th Street), present day Lincoln Square
  • (9th) Ninth Regiment / West 14th Street Armory (1894-1896)5 – 125 West 14th Street (between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue), Chelsea
  • (71st) Seventy-first Regiment / Park Avenue Armory (1894-1902)7 – Park Avenue (between East 33rd and East 34th streets), Midtown South
  • (71st) Seventy-first New York Volunteers / Park Avenue Armory (1904-1906)7 – Park Avenue (between East 33rd and East 34th streets), Midtown South
  • (42nd) Forty-Second Division / West 14th Street Armory (1971)5 – 125 West 14th Street (between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue), Chelsea
Notes:
1. The Fifth Avenue Arsenal (ca. 1808) was replaced by the (7th) Seventh Regiment / Fifth Avenue / Central Park Arsenal (1848) on the same site.
2. The(8th) Eighth Regiment / Park Avenue Armory (1888–1889) was replaced by the Squadron A / Madison Avenue / Carnegie Hill Armory (1894–1895) on the same site.
3. The Lincoln Square Armory building is currently part of ABC Studios and is at times referred to as such.
4. The State Arsenal (ca. 1808) was eventually replaced by (1st) First Division / Downtown Arsenal (1844)) on the same site.
5. The (22nd) Twenty-Second Regiment / 14th Street Armory (1863) building was replaced with the (9th) Ninth Regiment / West 14th Street Armory (1894-1896) building, which was later replaced by (42nd) Forty-Second Division / West 14th Street Armory (1971) building, which in turn was replaced by a mix residential use structure, all on the same site.
6. The former site of the (12th) Twelfth Regiment / Columbus Avenue Armory (1886–1887) is now occupied by Fordham University's Lincoln Square campus where a memorial is dedicated by the 12th Regiment.[17]
7. The (71st) Seventy-first Regiment / Park Avenue Armory (1894–1902) building was eventually replaced by (71st) Seventy-first New York Volunteers / Park Avenue Armory (1904-1906) on the same site.

Queens (Queens County)[edit]

  • (10th) Tenth Infantry Regiment / Northern Boulevard / Flushing Armory (1904–1906) – 137-58 Northern Boulevard (between Main Street and Union Street), Flushing
  • Naval Militia / 6th Avenue / Whitestone Armory (1913) – 150-74 6th Avenue (between Clintonville Street and Powells Cove Boulevard), Whitestone
  • (104th) One Hundred and Fourth Field Artillery / 172nd Street-Jamaica Armory (year unknown - built before 1924)1 – 92-10 172nd Street (between Jamaica Avenue and 93rd Avenue), Jamaica
  • (104th) One Hundred and Fourth Field Artillery / 168th Street-Jamaica Armory (1936) – 93-05 168th Street (between 93rd Avenue and Douglas Avenue), Jamaica

Defunct (no longer exists):

  • Flushing Guards / (17th) Seventeenth Separate Company / Amity Street Armory (1884) – 170 Amity Street (now Roosevelt Avenue, near Main Street)2, Flushing
Notes:
1. According to NYCityMap historical aerials the 172nd Street-Jamaica Armory building was present in 1924. Still, the (104th) One Hundred and Fourth Field Artillery used the building as a temporary facility between 1929–1936 until the new 168th Street-Jamaica Armory was completed.[19]
2. When the Roosevelt Avenue IRT was extended into Flushing, Amity Street was absorbed and the name Roosevelt Avenue was placed to follow the train line.[20]

Staten Island (Richmond County)[edit]

  • (101st) One Hundred and First Cavalry Squadron / Castleton Corners / Staten Island Armory (1922) – 321 Manor Road (at Merriman Avenue), Castleton Corners

Westchester County[edit]

Mount Vernon

  • (27th) Twenty-seventh Infantry Regiment / Mount Vernon Armory (1888-–1889) – 144 North Fifth Avenue (at North Street), Downtown Mount Vernon

New Rochelle

  • (31st) Thirty First Fleet Division of New York / New Rochelle Armory (1932–1933) – 270 Main Street (between Rhodes Street and Pratt Street; adjacent to Faneuil Park), Homestead Park

Ossining

  • (101st) One Hundred and First Signal / Ossining Armory (1961) – 101 Route 9A / Albany Post Road (at Broadway)

Peekskill

  • (156th) One Hundred and Fifty-six Field Artillery Regiment / Peekskill Armory (1932–1933) – 955 Washington Street (between Lindbergh Avenue and Lounsbury Lane)

Valhalla

  • (42nd) Forty-second Military Police / Valhalla Armory (1986) – 2 Dana Road (at Sunshine Cottage Road)

White Plains

Yonkers

  • (4th) Fourth Separate Company / Waverly Street-Yonkers Armory (1890s) – 92 Waverly Street (at Maple Street), Getty Square / Downtown Yonkers
  • (10th) Tenth Infantry Regiment / North Broadway-Yonkers Armory (1918) – 127 North Broadway (at Quincy Place), Getty Square / Downtown Yonkers
  • (101st) One Hundred and First Signal Battalion / Quincy Place-Yonkers Armory (1988) – 2 Quincy Place (at N Broadway), Getty Square / Downtown Yonkers

Rockland County[edit]

Orangeburg

  • (101st) One Hundred and First Signal / Orangeburg Armory (1961) – 84 Old Orangeburg Road (between 1st Avenue and Edgewood Drive)

Viola

  • (17th) Seventeenth Infantry Regiment / Viola Armory (1863) – unknown address – may be defunct

Dutchess County[edit]

Poughkeepsie

Defunct (no longer exists):

  • (21st) Twenty-first Infantry Regiment / Main Street-Poughkeepsie Armory (at the Kirchner Building) (1872) – 278/282 Main Street

Orange County[edit]

Middletown

  • (24th) Twenty-fourth Separate Company / Middletown Armory (1891–1892) – 52 Highland Drive (at Wickham Avenue)

Newburgh

  • (19th) Infantry Regiment / Broadway-Newburgh Armory (1879) – 145 Broadway (at South Johnson Street)
  • (156th) On Hundred and Fifty-sixth Field Artillery Regiment / South William Street-Newburgh Armory (1931–1932) – 321 South William Street (between Walsh Road and South Robinson Avenue)

Ulster County[edit]

Kingston

  • (20th) Twentieth Infantry Battalion / Broadway-Kingston Armory (1879) – 467 Broadway (at Hoffman Street)
  • (156th) On Hundred and Fifty-sixth Field Artillery Regiment / Kiersted Avenue-Kingston Armory (1932) – 25 Kiersted Avenue (formerly North Manor Road)

Long Island[edit]

Nassau County[edit]

Freeport

  • (142nd) One Hundred and Forty-second Artillery / Freeport Armory (1961) – 63 Babylon Turnpike (between Lakeview Avenue and Meadowbrook State Parkway)

Hempstead

  • (102nd) One Hundred and Second Observation Squadron / Hempstead Armory (1927–1929) – 216 Washington Street (between Lent Avenue and Webb Avenue)

Suffolk County[edit]

Bay Shore

  • (142nd) One Hundred and Forty-second Artillery / Bay Shore Armory (1955) – 70 Brentwood Road, (between Redington Street and Union Boulevard)

Huntington Station

  • Battery C of 1st Missile Battalion / Huntington Station Armory (1958–1960) – 100 East 5th Street (by Park Avenue)

Nesconset

  • (587th) Five Hundred and Eighty-seventh Transportation Squadron / Nesconset Armory (1961) – 148 Smithtown Boulevard (between Mayfair Road and Southern Boulevard)

Patchogue

  • (142nd) One Hundred and Forty-second Artillery / Patchogue Armory (1961) – 100 Barton Avenue (between Mt Vernon Avenue and Tremont Avenue)

Riverhead

  • (140th) One Hundred and Fortieth Transportation Squadron / Riverhead Armory (1957) – 1405 Old Country Road (between Osborn Avenue and Pulaski Street)

Ronkonkoma

  • (142nd) One Hundred Forty-second Aviation / Ronkonkoma Armory (year unknown) – 201 Schafer Drive (by Clark Drive)

Known rented facilities[edit]

Source[21]

Manhattan

  • 1st Regiment - Sixth Avenue near Broadway (pre 1871)
  • 5th Regiment - Hester Street (pre 1871)
  • 6th Regiment - 14th Street(between Third Avenue and Lexington Avenue) (pre 1871)
  • 8th Regiment - Upper floors of a commercial building at 226 West 23rd Street (between Seventh Avenue and Eighth Avenue) (1871–1878)
  • 8th Regiment - Loft in the Old Broadway Stage stables at Ninth Avenue and West 27th Street (1880–1887)
  • 8th Regiment - 281 Ninth Avenue (1883)
  • 8th Regiment - Private house on Seventh Avenue (between West 34th Street and West 35th Street (1879–1880)
  • 8th & 69th Regiment - Broadway above Hester (pre 1871)
  • 11th Regiment - Corner of Grand Street and Ludlow Street (1883)
  • 11th Regiment - Delancey Street near Bowery Street (pre 1871)
  • 12th Regiment - "Natural School" on 4th Street at Broadway (pre 1886)
  • 12th Regiment - Broadway at 34th Street (pre 1886)
  • 55th Regiment - Second Avenue (pre 1871)
  • 69th Regiment - Essex Market (at the corner of Grand Street and Essex Street) (1871–sass's)
  • 71st Regiment - Brick building on West 32nd Street near Sixth Avenue
  • 71st Regiment - Commercial building on Broadway between West 35th Street and West 36th Street (1887–1889)
  • 84th Regiment - Second Avenue (pre 1871)
  • 96th Regiment - Bowery Street near East Houston (pre 1871)
  • 1st Artillery - Sixth Avenue above 23rd Street (pre 1871)
  • 1st Battery - 334–346 West 44th Street, above a saloon
  • 1st & 3rd Cavalry - Bowery Street below Canal Street (pre 1871)
  • Lindsey Blues (Independent Company) - 81 Broadway (1860s)
  • Troop A - Dickel's Riding Academy - 136 East 56th Street (1890s)
  • Washington Grey Troop - Broadway, by 34th Street and Sixth Avenue (pre 1871)

Brooklyn

  • 47th Regiment - Fifth Street in Odeon building (1862–1864)

Queens

  • 17th Separate Company - Housed temporarily in Peck and Fayerweather Store near Lawrence Street and Northern Boulevard

Yonkers

  • 4th Separate Company - Post Lane near Main Street

Mount Vernon

  • 27th Regiment - The 4th Avenue Hall

Ossining

  • 101st Signal - St. John's Military Academy (1948–1958)
  • 101st Signal - Camp Woods Road (firehouse located on upper floors) (1958–1961)

Peekskill

  • 156th Field Artillery Regiment – Building on the corner of James Street and Park Street

Poughkeepsie

  • Old carriage factory from (1865–1872)

Middletown

  • 24th Separate Company - Unit was housed temporarily in a large local building known as the Casino (pre 1892)

Existing and vanished armory and arsenal buildings[edit]

The following two tables illustrate the armory and arsenal structures that still exist, and the ones that have vanished.

Existing[edit]

Existing armory and arsenal buildings
Name of Armory Image Year Built Location County Description
1 (2nd) Second Battery / Bathgate Avenue / Tremont Armory year unknown – built prior to 1902 Bronx; 1887 / 1891 Bathgate Avenue (between East Tremont Avenue (East 177th Street) and East 176th Street), Tremont 40°50′47″N 73°53′51″W / 40.846486°N 73.897530°W / 40.846486; -73.897530 (Bathgate Avenue / Tremont Armory) Bronx
2 St. John's College / Fordham College / Fordham University / Rose Hill / Armory Hall year unknown – built prior to 1906 Bronx; Rose Hill Campus Administration Building, 441 East Fordham Road, Fordham Manor 40°51′44″N 73°53′11″W / 40.862088°N 73.886281°W / 40.862088; -73.886281 (Fordham University / Armory Hall at the Rose Hill Campus Administration Building) Bronx
3 (2nd) Second Battery / Franklin Avenue / Morrisania Armory 1906–1911; 1926–1928 expansion Bronx; 1122 Franklin Avenue (at East 166th Street), Morrisania 40°49′41″N 73°54′19″W / 40.828177°N 73.905226°W / 40.828177; -73.905226 (Franklin Avenue / Morrisania Armory) Bronx
4 (8th) Eighth Regiment ((8th) Eighth Coastal Artillery) / Kingsbridge Road / Kingsbridge Armory 1913; 1912–1917; 1950s and '60s annex Bronx; 29 Kingsbridge Road (between Jerome Avenue and Reservoir Avenue), Jerome Park 40°52′06″N 73°53′53″W / 40.868416°N 73.898155°W / 40.868416; -73.898155 (Kingsbridge Road / Kingsbridge Armory) Bronx
5 (47th) Forty-seventh Regiment / Marcy Avenue / Williamsburg Armory Marcy Avenue Armory jeh.jpg 1883–1884 Brooklyn; 355 Marcy Avenue (between Heyward Street and Lynch Street), Williamsburg 40°42′13″N 73°57′09″W / 40.703486°N 73.952530°W / 40.703486; -73.952530 (Marcy Avenue / Williamsburg Armory) Kings
6 (23rd) Twenty-third Regiment / Clermont Avenue / Clinton Hill Armory 1872–1873; 1911 expansion Brooklyn; 165-179 Clermont Avenue (between Myrtle Avenue and Willoughby Avenue), Clinton Hill 40°41′33″N 73°58′13″W / 40.692488°N 73.970384°W / 40.692488; -73.970384 (Clermont Avenue / Clinton Hill Armory) Kings
7 (3rd) Third (Gatling) Battery / Dean Street-Crown Heights Armory 1885–1886 Brooklyn; 793-801 Dean Street (between Washington Avenue and Grand Avenue), Crown Heights 40°40′46″N 73°57′48″W / 40.679462°N 73.963340°W / 40.679462; -73.963340 (Dean Street-Crown Heights Armory) Kings
8 (23rd) Twenty-third Regiment / Bedford Avenue-Crown Heights Armory 23rd Regiment Armory tower from north.jpg 1891–1895 Brooklyn; 1322 Bedford Avenue (between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street), Crown Heights 40°40′42″N 73°57′12″W / 40.678339°N 73.953438°W / 40.678339; -73.953438 (Bedford Avenue-Crown Heights Armory) Kings
9 (14th) Fourteenth Regiment / (8th) Eighth Avenue / Park Slope Armory 1891–1895 Brooklyn; 1402 8th Avenue (between 14th Street and 15th Street), Park Slope 40°39′46″N 73°58′59″W / 40.662906°N 73.982941°W / 40.662906; -73.982941 (Eighth Avenue / Park Slope Armory) Kings
10 (13th) Thirteenth Regiment / Sumner Avenue (Marcus Garvey Boulevard) / Bedford-Stuyvesant Armory 1892–1894 Brooklyn; 357 Marcus Garvey Boulevard (between Putnam Avenue and Jefferson Avenue), Bedford-Stuyvesant 40°41′06″N 73°56′17″W / 40.685053°N 73.937987°W / 40.685053; -73.937987 (Sumner Avenue (Marcus Garvey Boulevard) / Bedford-Stuyvesant Armory) Kings
11 Troop C / Bedford Avenue Armory Bedford President armory jeh.jpg 1903–1907 Brooklyn; 1579 Bedford Avenue (between Union Street and President Street), Crown Heights 40°40′08″N 73°57′19″W / 40.668881°N 73.955374°W / 40.668881; -73.955374 (Troop C / Bedford Avenue Armory) Kings
12 (2nd) Second Avenue / Sunset Park / Brooklyn Arsenal 1925; 1924–1926 Brooklyn; 201 / 207 64th Street (between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue), Sunset Park / Brooklyn Army Terminal 40°38′28″N 74°01′27″W / 40.641021°N 74.024051°W / 40.641021; -74.024051 (Sunset Park / Brooklyn Arsenal) Kings
13 (7th) Seventh Regiment / Fifth Avenue / Central Park Arsenal 1848 Manhattan; (830) Fifth Avenue (at East 64th Street), Central Park 40°46′03″N 73°58′17″W / 40.767608°N 73.971307°W / 40.767608; -73.971307 (Fifth Avenue / Central Park Arsenal) New York
14 (7th) Seventh Regiment / Park Avenue / Lenox Hill Armory 1877–1879; 1909–1914 renovations Manhattan; 643 Park Avenue (between 66th Street and 67th Street), Lenox Hill 40°46′03″N 73°57′57″W / 40.767411°N 73.965922°W / 40.767411; -73.965922 (Park Avenue / Lenox Hill Armory) New York
15 Squadron A / Madison Avenue / Carnegie Hill Armory 1894–1895 Manhattan; 1339 / 1345 Madison Avenue (between East 94th Street and East 95th Street), Carnegie Hill 40°47′10″N 73°57′17″W / 40.786124°N 73.954625°W / 40.786124; -73.954625 (Madison Avenue / Carnegie Hill Armory) New York
16 (1st) First Battery / West 66th Street / Lincoln Square Armory First Battery Armory from east.jpg 1901–1903 Manhattan; 56 West 66th Street (between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West (Eighth Avenue) – present day Lincoln Square neighborhood 40°46′23″N 73°58′51″W / 40.773023°N 73.980793°W / 40.773023; -73.980793 (West 66th Street / Lincoln Square Armory) New York
17 (69th) Sixty-ninth Regiment / Lexington Avenue / Flatiron District Armory 1904–1906 Manhattan; 68 Lexington Avenue (between East 25th and East 26th streets), Flatiron District 40°44′28″N 73°59′02″W / 40.741231°N 73.983919°W / 40.741231; -73.983919 (Lexington Avenue / Flatiron District Armory) New York
18 (22nd) Twenty-second Corps of Engineers / Fort Washington Avenue / Washington Heights Armory Ft Wash Armory no jeh.JPG 1911 Manhattan; 216 Fort Washington Avenue (168th Street and Fort Washington Avenue), Washington Heights 40°50′32″N 73°56′29″W / 40.842105°N 73.941251°W / 40.842105; -73.941251 (Fort Washington Avenue / Washington Heights Armory) New York
19 (369th) Three Hundred and Sixty-ninth Regiment / Fifth Avenue / Harlem Armory 1924; 1930–1933 expansion Manhattan; 2366 Fifth Avenue (between West 142nd Street and West 143rd Street), Laurel Hill / North Harlem 40°49′04″N 73°56′05″W / 40.817646°N 73.934687°W / 40.817646; -73.934687 (Fifth Avenue / Harlem Armory) New York
20 (10th) Tenth Infantry Regiment / Northern Boulevard / Flushing Armory 1904–1906 Queens; 137-58 Northern Boulevard (between Main Street and Union Street), Flushing 40°45′47″N 73°49′44″W / 40.763125°N 73.828958°W / 40.763125; -73.828958 (Northern Boulevard / Flushing Armory) Queens
21 Naval Militia / 6th Avenue / Whitestone Armory NY Naval Militia Clintonville St jeh.JPG 1913 Queens; 150–74 6th Avenue (between Clintonville Street and Powells Cove Boulevard), Whitestone 40°47′48″N 73°48′51″W / 40.796707°N 73.814217°W / 40.796707; -73.814217 (6th Avenue / Whitestone Armory) Queens
22 (104th) One Hundred and Fourth Field Artillery / 172nd Street-Jamaica Armory year unknown – built before 1924 Queens; 92-10 172nd Street (between Jamaica Avenue and 93rd Avenue), Jamaica 40°42′25″N 73°47′17″W / 40.707008°N 73.788063°W / 40.707008; -73.788063 (172nd Street-Jamaica Armory) Queens
23 (104th) One Hundred and Fourth Field Artillery / 168th Street-Jamaica Armory 104th Field Artlry 168 St 93 Av jeh.jpg 1936 Queens; 93-05 168th Street (between 93rd Avenue and Douglas Avenue), Jamaica 40°42′17″N 73°47′28″W / 40.704639°N 73.791074°W / 40.704639; -73.791074 (168th Street-Jamaica Armory) Queens
24 (101st) One Hundred and First Cavalry Squadron / Castleton Corners / Staten Island Armory 1922 Staten Island; 321 Manor Road (at Merriman Avenue), Castleton Corners 40°37′13″N 74°07′22″W / 40.620383°N 74.122844°W / 40.620383; -74.122844 (Castleton Corners / Staten Island Armory) Richmond
25 (27th) Twenty-seventh Infantry Regiment / Mount Vernon Armory 1888–1889 Mount Vernon; 144 North Fifth Avenue (at North Street), Downtown Mount Vernon 40°54′57″N 73°50′20″W / 40.915881°N 73.838762°W / 40.915881; -73.838762 (Mount Vernon Armory) Westchester
26 (31st) Thirty First Fleet Division of New York / New Rochelle Armory 1932–1933 New Rochelle; 270 Main Street (between Rhodes Street and Pratt Street; adjacent to Faneuil Park), Homestead Park 40°54′49″N 73°46′22″W / 40.913488°N 73.772873°W / 40.913488; -73.772873 (New Rochelle Armory) Westchester
27 (101st) One Hundred and First Signal / Ossining Armory 1961 Ossining; 101 Route 9A / Albany Post Road (at Broadway) 41°09′48″N 73°51′45″W / 41.163362°N 73.862399°W / 41.163362; -73.862399 (Ossining Armory) Westchester
28 (156th) One Hundred and Fifty-six Field Artillery Regiment / Peekskill Armory 1932–1933 Peekskill; 955 Washington Street (between Lindbergh Avenue and Lounsbury Lane) 41°16′22″N 73°55′44″W / 41.272639°N 73.928859°W / 41.272639; -73.928859 (Peekskill Armory) Westchester
29 (42nd) Forty-second Military Police / Valhalla Armory 1986 Valhalla; 2 Dana Road (at Sunshine Cottage Road) 41°04′56″N 73°48′48″W / 41.082289°N 73.813332°W / 41.082289; -73.813332 (Valhalla Armory) Westchester
30 (49th) Forty-ninth Separate Company / White Plains Armory 1909–10 White Plains; 35 South Broadway (at Mitchell Place); 65 Mitchell Place 41°01′53″N 73°45′45″W / 41.031343°N 73.762471°W / 41.031343; -73.762471 (White Plains Armory) Westchester
31 (4th) Fourth Separate Company / Waverly Street-Yonkers Armory 1890s Yonkers; 92 Waverly Street (at Maple Street), Getty Square / Downtown Yonkers 40°55′58″N 73°53′35″W / 40.932742°N 73.893135°W / 40.932742; -73.893135 (Waverly Street-Yonkers Armory) Westchester
32 (10th) Tenth Infantry Regiment / North Broadway-Yonkers Armory 1918 Yonkers; 127 North Broadway (at Quincy Place), Getty Square / Downtown Yonkers 40°56′20″N 73°53′48″W / 40.938857°N 73.896721°W / 40.938857; -73.896721 (North Broadway-Yonkers Armory) Westchester
33 (101st) One Hundred and First Signal Battalion / Quincy Place-Yonkers Armory 1988 Yonkers; 2 Quincy Place (at N Broadway), Getty Square / Downtown Yonkers 40°56′18″N 73°53′49″W / 40.938280°N 73.896998°W / 40.938280; -73.896998 (Quincy Place-Yonkers Armory) Westchester
34 (101st) One Hundred and First Signal / Orangeburg Armory 1961 Orangeburg; 84 Old Orangeburg Road (between 1st Avenue and Edgewood Drive) 41°02′44″N 73°57′58″W / 41.045455°N 73.966122°W / 41.045455; -73.966122 (Orangeburg Armory) Rockland
35 (19th) Nineteenth Separate Company / Market Street-Poughkeepsie Armory Poughk armory jeh.JPG 1891-1892 Poughkeepsie; 61 Market Street (at Church Street / East-West Arterial) 41°42′07″N 73°55′45″W / 41.701999°N 73.929192°W / 41.701999; -73.929192 (Market Street-Poughkeepsie Armory) Dutchess
36 (24th) Twenty-fourth Separate Company / Middletown Armory (1891–1892) 1891–1892 Middletown; 52 Highland Drive (at Wickham Avenue) 41°26′56″N 74°25′18″W / 41.449013°N 74.421569°W / 41.449013; -74.421569 (Middletown Armory) Orange
37 (19th) Infantry Regiment / Broadway-Newburgh Armory (1879) 1879 Newburgh; 145 Broadway (at South Johnson Street) 41°29′59″N 74°00′48″W / 41.499753°N 74.013389°W / 41.499753; -74.013389 (Broadway-Newburgh Armory) Orange
38 (156th) On Hundred and Fifty-sixth Field Artillery Regiment / South William Street-Newburgh Armory (1931–1932) 1931–1932 Newburgh; 321 South William Street (between Walsh Road and South Robinson Avenue 41°29′46″N 74°01′32″W / 41.496204°N 74.025483°W / 41.496204; -74.025483 (South William Street-Newburgh Armory) Orange
39 (20th) Twentieth Infantry Battalion / Broadway-Kingston Armory (1879) 1879 Kingston; 467 Broadway (at Hoffman Street) 41°55′38″N 73°59′56″W / 41.927116°N 73.998985°W / 41.927116; -73.998985 (Broadway-Kingston Armory) Ulster
40 (156th) On Hundred and Fifty-sixth Field Artillery Regiment / Kiersted Avenue-Kingston Armory (1932) 1932 Kingston; 25 Kiersted Avenue (formerly North Manor Road) 41°56′40″N 74°00′25″W / 41.944330°N 74.006921°W / 41.944330; -74.006921 (Kiersted Avenue-Kingston Armory) Ulster
41 (142nd) One Hundred and Forty-second Artillery / Freeport Armory 1961 Freeport; 63 Babylon Turnpike (between Lakeview Avenue and Meadowbrook State Parkway) 40°39′55″N 73°34′18″W / 40.665186°N 73.571670°W / 40.665186; -73.571670 (Freeport Armory) Nassau
42 (102nd) One Hundred and Second Observation Squadron / Hempstead Armory 1927–1929 Hempstead; 216 Washington Street (between Lent Avenue and Webb Avenue) 40°42′50″N 73°37′21″W / 40.713751°N 73.622421°W / 40.713751; -73.622421 (Hempstead Armory) Nassau
43 (142nd) One Hundred and Forty-second Artillery / Bay Shore Armory 1955 Bay Shore; 70 Brentwood Road, (between Redington Street and Union Boulevard) 40°43′53″N 73°14′12″W / 40.731439°N 73.236672°W / 40.731439; -73.236672 (Bay Shore Armory) Suffolk
44 Battery C of 1st Missile Battalion / Huntington Station Armory 1958–1960 Huntington Station; 100 East 5th Street (by Park Avenue) 40°51′26″N 73°23′41″W / 40.857304°N 73.394655°W / 40.857304; -73.394655 (Huntington Station Armory) Suffolk
45 (587th) Five Hundred and Eighty-seventh Transportation Squadron / Nesconset Armory 1961 Nesconset; 148 Smithtown Boulevard (between Mayfair Road and Southern Boulevard) 40°50′12″N 73°09′33″W / 40.836640°N 73.159114°W / 40.836640; -73.159114 (Nesconset Armory) Suffolk
46 (142nd) One Hundred and Forty-second Artillery / Patchogue Armory East Patchogue Armory.JPG 1961 Patchogue; 100 Barton Avenue (between Mt Vernon Avenue and Tremont Avenue) 40°47′13″N 73°00′15″W / 40.786875°N 73.004141°W / 40.786875; -73.004141 (Patchogue Armory) Suffolk
47 (140th) One Hundred and Fortieth Transportation Squadron / Riverhead Armory 1957 Riverhead; 1405 Old Country Road (between Osborn Avenue and Pulaski Street) 40°55′36″N 72°41′14″W / 40.926566°N 72.687267°W / 40.926566; -72.687267 (Riverhead Armory) Suffolk
48 (142nd) One Hundred Forty-second Aviation / Ronkonkoma Armory year unknown Ronkonkoma; 201 Schafer Drive (by Clark Drive) 40°47′16″N 73°06′12″W / 40.787690°N 73.103371°W / 40.787690; -73.103371 (Ronkonkoma Armory) Suffolk

Vanished[edit]

Vanished armory and arsenal buildings
Name of Armory Image Year Built Location County Description
1 Brooklyn City Guard / Adams Street / Gothic Hall Armory 1830s Brooklyn; Gothic Alley and Adams Street, Downtown Brooklyn Kings
2 (13th) Thirteenth Regiment / Henry Street Armory 1858 Brooklyn; Henry Street (at Cranberry Street), Brooklyn Heights Kings
3 (2nd) Second Division / North Portland Avenue / State Arsenal 1858 Brooklyn; North Portland Avenue (N Portland Avenue) and Auburn Place; (1877–1878 Expansion for (14th) Fourteenth Regiment - renamed to Armory), Fort Greene Kings
4 (23rd) Twenty-third Regiment / Fulton Street / Orange Street Armory 1863 Brooklyn; Orange Street and Fulton Street (present day Old Fulton Street / Cadman Plaza West), Downtown Brooklyn / Brooklyn Heights Kings
5 47th) Forty-seventh Regiment / Fourth and North Second Streets Armory 1864 Brooklyn; Fourth Street (present day Bedford Avenue) and North Second Street (N 2nd St; present day Metropolitan Avenue), North Williamsburg Kings
6 (32nd) Thirty-second Battalion & Regiment / Stagg Street Armory 1868 Brooklyn; Stagg Street and Bushwick Boulevard, East Williamsburg Kings
7 (13th) Thirteenth Regiment / Flatbush Avenue Armory 1874–1875 Brooklyn; Flatbush Avenue (at Hanson Place), Fort Greene Kings
8 (2nd) Second Battalion Naval Militia / First Avenue Armory 1902–1903 Brooklyn; 1st Avenue (between 51st Street and 52nd Street), Sunset Park / Bush Terminal 40°38′59″N 74°01′13″W / 40.649853°N 74.020332°W / 40.649853; -74.020332 (former (2nd) Second Battalion Naval Militia / First Avenue Armory (1902)) Kings
9 Johnson Street Armory year unknown Brooklyn; Johnson Street, Downtown Brooklyn Kings
10 Fifth Avenue Arsenal 1808 Manhattan; (830) Fifth Avenue (at East 64th Street), Central Park 40°46′03″N 73°58′17″W / 40.767608°N 73.971307°W / 40.767608; -73.971307 (former Fifth Avenue Arsenal (ca. 1808)) New York
11 State Arsenal 1808 Manhattan; Between White Street, Franklin Street, Elm Place (today Lafayette Street), and Center Street, Tribeca 40°43′01″N 74°00′05″W / 40.716853°N 74.001437°W / 40.716853; -74.001437 (former State Arsenal (ca. 1808)) New York
12 (7th) Seventh Regiment / Centre Market Armory 1830s Manhattan; Grand Street and Centre Street, present day Little Italy / Chinatown neighborhood New York
13 (1st) First Division / Downtown Arsenal 1844 Manhattan; Between White Street, Franklin Street, Elm Place (today Lafayette Street), and Center Street, Tribeca 40°43′01″N 74°00′05″W / 40.716853°N 74.001437°W / 40.716853; -74.001437 (former Downtown Arsenal (1844)) New York
14 (7th) Seventh Regiment / Third Avenue / Tompkins Market Armory 1857–60 Manhattan; Third Avenue (between East 6th and East 7th streets), East Village New York
15 (1st) First Division / State Arsenal 1858 Manhattan; Seventh Avenue (at West 35th Street), Garment District New York
16 (22nd) Twenty-Second Regiment / 14th Street Armory 1863; 1872–1882 renovation Manhattan; 125 West 14th Street (between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue), Chelsea 40°44′18″N 73°59′52″W / 40.738209°N 73.997689°W / 40.738209; -73.997689 (former (22nd) Twenty-Second Regiment / 14th Street Armory (1863)) New York
17 (12th) Twelfth Regiment / Columbus Avenue Armory 1886–1887 Manhattan; Columbus Avenue (between West 61st and West 62nd streets), present day Lincoln Square 40°46′15″N 73°59′03″W / 40.770968°N 73.984284°W / 40.770968; -73.984284 (former (12th) Twelfth Regiment / Columbus Avenue Armory (1886)) New York
18 (8th) Eighth Regiment / Park Avenue Armory 1888–1889 Manhattan; Park Avenue (between East 94th and East 95th streets), Carnegie Hill 40°47′09″N 73°57′15″W / 40.785960°N 73.954246°W / 40.785960; -73.954246 (former (8th) Eighth Regiment / Park Avenue Armory (1888)) New York
19 (22nd) Twenty-Second Regiment / (1st) First Field Artillery / Broadway Armory 1889–1892 Manhattan; 1988 Broadway (formerly Western Boulevard; between Broadway, Columbus Avenue, West 67th Street and West 68th Street), present day Lincoln Square 40°46′29″N 73°58′53″W / 40.774800°N 73.981490°W / 40.774800; -73.981490 (former (22nd) Twenty-Second Regiment / (1st) First Field Artillery / Broadway Armory (1889)) New York
20 (9th) Ninth Regiment / West 14th Street Armory 1894–1896 Manhattan; 125 West 14th Street (between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue), Chelsea 40°44′18″N 73°59′52″W / 40.738209°N 73.997689°W / 40.738209; -73.997689 (former (9th) Ninth Regiment / West 14th Street Armory (1894–1896)) New York
21 (71st) Seventy-first Regiment / Park Avenue Armory 1894–1902 Manhattan; Park Avenue (between East 33rd and East 34th streets), Midtown South 40°44′48″N 73°58′52″W / 40.746528°N 73.981178°W / 40.746528; -73.981178 (former (71st) Seventy-first New York Volunteers / Park Avenue Armory (1894)) New York
22 (71st) Seventy-first New York Volunteers / Park Avenue Armory 1904–1906 Manhattan; Park Avenue (between East 33rd and East 34th streets), Midtown South 40°44′48″N 73°58′52″W / 40.746528°N 73.981178°W / 40.746528; -73.981178 (former (71st) Seventy-first New York Volunteers / Park Avenue Armory (1904)) New York
23 (42nd) Forty-Second Division / West 14th Street Armory 1971 Manhattan; 125 West 14th Street (between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue), Chelsea 40°44′18″N 73°59′52″W / 40.738209°N 73.997689°W / 40.738209; -73.997689 (former (42nd) Forty-Second Division / West 14th Street Armory) New York
24 Flushing Guards / (17th) Seventeenth Separate Company / Amity Street Armory 1884 Queens; 170 Amity Street (now Roosevelt Avenue, near Main Street), Flushing Queens
25 (17th) Seventeenth Infantry Regiment / Viola Armory 1863 Viola; address unknown Rockland
26 (21st) Twenty-first Infantry Regiment / Main Street-Poughkeepsie Armory (at the Kirchner Building) 1872 Poughkeepsie; 278/282 Main Street 41°42′14″N 73°55′40″W / 41.703979°N 73.927761°W / 41.703979; -73.927761 (former Main Street-Poughkeepsie Armory) Dutchess

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ Todd, Nancy L. (2006). New York's Historic Armories: An Illustrated History. Albany New York: State University of New York Press. ISBN 0791469115. 
  2. ^ "New York Armories & Arsenals". NYS Division of Military and Naval Affairs. 
  3. ^ a b Jenkins, Stephen (1912). The story of the Bronx, from the purchase made by the Dutch from the Indians in 1639 to the present day (1912). New York, G.P. Putnam. p. 11. 
  4. ^ a b Comfort, Randall; Steurer, Charles David; Meyerhoff, Charles A. D. (1906). History of Bronx borough, city of New York. New York, North side news press. p. 125; 127. 
  5. ^ a b Jenkins, Stephen (1912). The story of the Bronx, from the purchase made by the Dutch from the Indians in 1639 to the present day. New York, G.P. Putnam. p. 355. 
  6. ^ a b "Fordham The Early Years". Fordham University. 
  7. ^ "Franklin Avenue Armory". Lehman College Bronx Architecture online archive. 
  8. ^ "Kingsbridge Armory". Lehman College Bronx Architecture online archive. 
  9. ^ Jenkins, Stephen (1912). The story of the Bronx, from the purchase made by the Dutch from the Indians in 1639 to the present day (1912). New York, G.P. Putnam. p. 337. 
  10. ^ "Bronx". Neighborhood Preservation Center. 
  11. ^ A Book of Information, General of the World, and Special of New York City and Long Island. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 1891. 
  12. ^ "Military Gossip". New York Time. December 24, 1876. 
  13. ^ "The Street Necrology of Downtown Brooklyn". Forgotten-NY. 
  14. ^ "History of the Arsenal at Central Park". New York City Parks and Recreation. 
  15. ^ "Building History". Park Avenue Armory. 
  16. ^ "69th Regiment Armory". New York Architecture. 
  17. ^ a b "12th Regiment Armory War Memorial". Fordham University. 
  18. ^ "12th Regiment Armory". Fordham University. 
  19. ^ "Jamaica 172nd Street Armory". NYS Division of Military and Naval Affairs. 
  20. ^ "Remember the main Queen's Main Street". Forgotten-NY. 
  21. ^ "New York City Rental Facilities". NYS Division of Military and Naval Affairs. 

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