White Plains Armory

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White Plains Armory
The White Plains Armory in winter 2008
White Plains Armory is located in New York
White Plains Armory
Location 35 S. Broadway, White Plains, New York
Coordinates 41°1′53″N 73°45′47″W / 41.03139°N 73.76306°W / 41.03139; -73.76306Coordinates: 41°1′53″N 73°45′47″W / 41.03139°N 73.76306°W / 41.03139; -73.76306
Area 0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built 1909
Architect Ware, Franklin B.
Architectural style Castellated
Governing body State
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP April 16, 1980

White Plains Armory is a historic National Guard armory located at White Plains, Westchester County, New York. The brick and stone castle-like structure built in 1909 was designed to be reminiscent of medieval military structures in Europe. It was designed by State architect Franklin B. Ware. It consists of a two-story, five bay wide and three bay deep, administration building constructed of yellow, beige-painted brick, with an attached brick drill hall on a sandstone foundation. The front facade features a four story tower capped with crenellation and corbelling. It also has octagonal turrets topped by crenellated parapets. The drill hall measures 100 feet by 150 feet. It is located on the site of the first courthouse where the Declaration of Independence was read on July 11, 1776.[2]

It was added to 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. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Karen Morey Kennedy and Austin N. O'Brien (January 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Registration:White Plains Armory". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-12-30.  See also: "Accompanying two photos".