Hyannis Armory

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Hyannis Armory
Part of Massachusetts National Guard
Hyannis, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°39′02.85″N 70°16′57.62″W / 41.6507917°N 70.2826722°W / 41.6507917; -70.2826722
Type Armory
Site information
Owner Barnstable, Massachusetts
Controlled by Town of Barnstable
Open to
the public
Yes
Site history
Built 1958
Built by Massachusetts National Guard
In use 1958-2005
Battles/wars Cold War
Events JFK's Presidential Acceptance Speech
Garrison information
Garrison Hyannis, Massachusetts
Occupants 685th AAA Machine Gun Battalion
Hyannis National Guard Armory Battery D of the 685th AAA Battalion
Hyannis Armory, Hyannis MA.jpg
Hyannis Armory
Hyannis Armory is located in Cape Cod
Hyannis Armory
Hyannis Armory is located in Massachusetts
Hyannis Armory
Hyannis Armory is located in the US
Hyannis Armory
Coordinates 41°39′2.93″N 70°16′59.50″W / 41.6508139°N 70.2831944°W / 41.6508139; -70.2831944Coordinates: 41°39′2.93″N 70°16′59.50″W / 41.6508139°N 70.2831944°W / 41.6508139; -70.2831944
Built 1958
MPS Barnstable MRA
NRHP Reference # 87000278[1]

The Hyannis Armory is located at 225 South Street, Hyannis, Massachusetts. The armory was built in 1958, and hosted Battery D of the 685th AAA Machine Gun Battalion of the Massachusetts Army National Guard. President-elect John F. Kennedy gave his victory speech at the Hyannis Armory on Nov. 9, 1960. The property was nominated for the National Register of Historic Places, but was never listed.

In the late 2000s, there was talk of demolishing the armory and building a new performing arts center,[2] which would be the second for the town, the first being the Barnstable High School Performing Arts Center at nearby Barnstable High School. Sturgis Charter School's basketball team used to practice within the facility and the lack of heat has sometimes led to temperatures inside being colder than those outside. The plan to tear down the facility and replace it was shelved when the economy collapsed in 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places-MA Barnstable County. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ Performing Arts Center Proposed Near McKeon : CodBall: Unofficial Blog of the Cape Cod Baseball League

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