Squadron A Armory

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Madison Avenue Facade of the Squadron A Armory
Squadron A Armory combined.jpg
Squadron A Armory is located in New York City
Squadron A Armory
Location Madison Avenue between 94th and 95th Streets, New York, New York
Coordinates 40°47′10″N 73°57′15″W / 40.78611°N 73.95417°W / 40.78611; -73.95417Coordinates: 40°47′10″N 73°57′15″W / 40.78611°N 73.95417°W / 40.78611; -73.95417
Built 1895
Architect John R. Thomas
NRHP Reference # 72000877[1]
NYCL # 181
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 24, 1972
Designated NYCL October 19, 1966

The Squadron A Armory is a former United States Army armory and the homebase of Squadron A. It took up the whole block between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue, between 94th and 95th Street. It was therefore also known as the Madison Avenue Armory. A surviving part of the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Madison Avenue Facade of the Squadron A Armory and is a New York City landmark.

The building was built in 1895 by a New York City contractor named John F. Johnson.[2] It was constructed with red bricks, featuring massive walls with towers. It was partially demolished in the 1960s, and the eastern and central part of the site are now used by Hunter College High School and Elementary School as their main campus. The outline of some of the former walls are lined with trees. The Madison Avenue facade was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1]

"Boutez en avant!" stone plaque
Eastern (interior) side of facade

A stone plaque with the squadron's cry "Boutez en avant!" is located on the wall at Madison Avenue.

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