Fifth Regiment Armory

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Fifth Regiment Armory
Fifth Regiment Armory 1.JPG
Fifth Regiment Armory is located in Baltimore
Fifth Regiment Armory
Location 29th Division St., Baltimore, Maryland
Coordinates 39°18′12″N 76°37′19″W / 39.30333°N 76.62194°W / 39.30333; -76.62194Coordinates: 39°18′12″N 76°37′19″W / 39.30333°N 76.62194°W / 39.30333; -76.62194
Built 1901
Architect Wyatt & Nolting
Governing body State
MPS Maryland National Guard Armories TR
NRHP Reference # 85002671[1]
Added to NRHP September 25, 1985

Fifth Regiment Armory is a historic National Guard armory located at Baltimore, Maryland, United States. It is an imposing, fortress-type structure situated in midtown Baltimore. It consists of a full basement, a first floor containing a 200 foot by 300 foot drill hall, a mezzanine or "balcony" level, and a newer second level (reconstructed in 1933 after a fire) housing the trussed steel drill hall roof. The façade features buttresses, parapets, casement windows, and a crenellated roofline, giving the appearance of a medieval fortification.[2] It was the site of the 1912 Democratic National Convention.

The Fifth Regiment Armory was designed by architects Wyatt & Nolting. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1] It is included within the Baltimore National Heritage Area.[3]

On October 31, 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower delivered a television speech from the Fifth Regiment Armory. The event was attended by Maryland Governor Theodore McKeldin, Senator John Glenn Beall, Jr., Senator John Marshall Butler, and Congressman James Devereux.[4]


  1. ^ a b Staff (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Maryland Historical Trust". Fifth Regiment Armory, Baltimore City. Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-11-21. 
  3. ^ "Baltimore National Heritage Area Map" (PDF). City of Baltimore. Retrieved March 11, 2012. 
  4. ^

External links[edit]