1909 postcard of the armory
|Location||12 E. State St., Media, Pennsylvania|
|Area||0.4 acres (0.16 ha)|
|Architect||Price & McLanahan|
|Architectural style||Late Gothic Revival|
|MPS||Pennsylvania National Guard Armories MPS|
|NRHP Reference #||89002077|
|Added to NRHP||December 22, 1989|
The Media Armory, is a historic National Guard armory located in Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1908 for company H of the 6th Infantry Regiment of the Pennsylvania National Guard. The building was originally used for training and the storage of arms and ammunition, but has been converted for use into a Trader Joe's grocery store and the Pennsylvania Veterans Museum. The structure's intended military use is expressed by its heavily buttressed walls, broken battlements, and low flanking towers," according to a 1984 plaque afixed to the building by the Media Borough Council.
The company served in Mexican Border Expedition, and re-designated as company H, 111th Infantry, 28th Infantry Division, in France in World War I, and as Company M, in the South Pacific in World War II.
The building was designed by William L. Price and M H. McLanahan. Its construction is of random rubble and includes a basement and two stories. Solar panels, which are barely visible from the street, were added in 2004.
Pennsylvania Veterans Museum
The Pennsylvania Veterans Museum opened in 2005 on Veterans Day. " Exhibits include dioramas of the D-Day invasion and the Korean War, a mini-movie theater, military uniforms, weapons, photographs and oral histories of veterans' experiences.
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "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: Media Armory" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-05.
- Media Borough
- About Us webpage. Pennsylvania Veterans Museum website. Retrieved 2010-09-26.