Flushing Armory

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Flushing Armory
Flushing Armory west tower sun jeh.jpg
Western octagonal tower
Flushing Armory is located in New York City
Flushing Armory
Flushing Armory is located in New York
Flushing Armory
Flushing Armory is located in the US
Flushing Armory
Location 137-158 Northern Blvd., Flushing, New York
Coordinates 40°45′47″N 73°49′44″W / 40.76306°N 73.82889°W / 40.76306; -73.82889Coordinates: 40°45′47″N 73°49′44″W / 40.76306°N 73.82889°W / 40.76306; -73.82889
Built 1906
Architect Heins, George L.
Architectural style Late Victorian, Castellated
MPS Army National Guard Armories in New York State MPS
NRHP Reference # 95000270[1]
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.[2]

It consists of a two-story, hip-roofed administration building with an attached 1 12-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.[3] 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.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ New York's historic armories: an illustrated history, p. PA222, at Google Books
  3. ^ "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