Lancaster Armory

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Lancaster Armory
Lancaster PA Armory.JPG
Lancaster Armory Drill Hall, October 2010
Lancaster Armory is located in Pennsylvania
Lancaster Armory
Lancaster Armory is located in the United States
Lancaster Armory
Location438 N. Queen St., Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°2′41″N 76°18′28″W / 40.04472°N 76.30778°W / 40.04472; -76.30778Coordinates: 40°2′41″N 76°18′28″W / 40.04472°N 76.30778°W / 40.04472; -76.30778
Area0.6 acres (0.24 ha)
Built1928, 1937
ArchitectJohnson, Philip H.
Architectural styleColonial Revival
MPSPennsylvania National Guard Armories MPS
NRHP reference #91001699[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 14, 1991

Lancaster Armory, also known as Brigadier General Charles P. Stahr Armory, is a historic National Guard armory located at Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It is a "T"-shaped brick building consisting of a 3-story administration building built in 1937, with a 1 1/2-story drill hall built in 1928, executed in the Colonial Revival style. It measures approximately 90 feet by 200 feet.[2] The building was firebombed in 1982.[3] The building once played host to the Lancaster Red Roses. It was used as a public venue under the name The Stahr Center.[4] In 2018 it was renovated and now houses Decades, a boutique bowling alley and retro-arcade.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[1]


  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 and Joseph Burke, III (August 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Lancaster Armory" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-02-25.
  3. ^ The Rock Hill Herald - Apr 23, 1982, "Man Charged in Lancaster Armory Fire."
  4. ^ The Stahr Center website Archived 2012-08-04 at