Armory of the First Corps of Cadets

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Armory of the First Corps of Cadets
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Armory of the First Corps of Cadets is located in Boston
Armory of the First Corps of Cadets
Armory of the First Corps of Cadets is located in Massachusetts
Armory of the First Corps of Cadets
Armory of the First Corps of Cadets is located in the United States
Armory of the First Corps of Cadets
LocationBoston, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°20′58.83″N 71°4′12.05″W / 42.3496750°N 71.0700139°W / 42.3496750; -71.0700139Coordinates: 42°20′58.83″N 71°4′12.05″W / 42.3496750°N 71.0700139°W / 42.3496750; -71.0700139
Built1897
ArchitectWilliam Gibbons Preston
Architectural styleLate Victorian
NRHP reference #73000314[1]
Added to NRHPMay 22, 1973

The Armory of the First Corps of Cadets is a historic armory at 97–105 Arlington Street and 130 Columbus Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts. The four-story granite structure was designed by William Gibbons Preston and built beginning in 1891 and finished in 1897. Due to political unrest during the period, the building was designed to withstand mob violence. Its most prominent feature is its six-story tower. It is built in the Romanesque Revival style.[2] The buildings staircases are built by the Guastavino system, as are some tower vaults.[3]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973[1] and designated as a Boston Landmark by the Boston Landmarks Commission in 1977. It was known as the Park Plaza Castle and owned by the adjacent Boston Park Plaza, which used it as a banquet facility up until 2014. Currently managed by another company, the venue space is now referred to as the "Castle at Park Plaza."

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Armory of the First Corps of Cadets". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-05-30.
  3. ^ Ohlendorf, John. "First Corps of Cadets Armory". Guastavino.net. MIT. Archived from the original on 2015-08-23. Retrieved 2015-12-16.