Kingston Armory

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Kingston Armory
Kingston Armory LuzCo PA 3.JPG
View of the northwest corner
Kingston Armory is located in Pennsylvania
Kingston Armory
Kingston Armory is located in the US
Kingston Armory
Location 280 Market St., Kingston, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 41°15′10″N 75°53′31″W / 41.25278°N 75.89194°W / 41.25278; -75.89194Coordinates: 41°15′10″N 75°53′31″W / 41.25278°N 75.89194°W / 41.25278; -75.89194
Area 12 acres (4.9 ha)
Built 1923
Architect Atherton, Thomas H.
Architectural style Classical Revival
MPS Pennsylvania National Guard Armories MPS
NRHP Reference # 89002084[1]
Added to NRHP December 21, 1989

Kingston Armory is a historic National Guard armory located at Kingston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

History[edit]

It was built in 1923, and is a three-story, "U"-shaped yellow brick building executed in the Classical Revival style. It is 13 bays by 20 bays, and includes a drill hall, classrooms, offices, storage, and stable areas.[2]

On September 11, 1950, 33 guardsmen from the 109th Field Artillery Regiment were killed in a train accident near Coshocton, Ohio. In the following days, the dead were moved to the Kingston Armory. Once there, the 109th Field Artillery Battalion relinquished the remains of their fellow soldiers to the grief-stricken families.[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Kristine M. Wilson (August 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Kingston Armory" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  3. ^ http://www.koreanwar-educator.org/topics/homefront/p_troop_train.htm