Western octagonal tower
|Location||137-158 Northern Blvd., Flushing, New York|
|Architect||Heins, George L.|
|Architectural style||Late Victorian, Castellated|
|MPS||Army National Guard Armories in New York State MPS|
|NRHP Reference #||95000270|
|Added to NRHP||March 23, 1995|
The Flushing Armory is a historic National Guard armory building located in the Flushing section of the New York City borough of Queens. It is a brick and stone castle-like structure built in 1905–1906, designed to be reminiscent of medieval military structures in Europe. It was designed by State architect George L. Heins.
It consists of a two-story, hip-roofed administration building with an attached 1 1⁄2-story, gable-roofed drill shed, spanning open space of 11,400 square feet (1,060 m2). Both sections are built of load bearing brick walls sitting on a brownstone foundation. The building features a five-story octagonal tower at the northwest corner and a three-story round tower at the northeast corner. They feature tall, narrow windows and crenellated parapets. Throughout the armory's history it has been used for the National Guard, as a homeless shelter, and a gymnastics center. It is currently used by the New York City Police Department's Strategic Response Group.
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- New York's historic armories: an illustrated history, p. PA222, at Google Books
- "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2016-03-01.[permanent dead link] Note: This includes Nancy L. Todd (December 1994). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Flushing Armory" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-03-01. and Accompanying eight photographs
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