Special Troops Armory

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Special Troops Armory
Spec Troops Armory Philly.JPG
Special Troops Armory, September 2010
Special Troops Armory is located in Philadelphia
Special Troops Armory
Special Troops Armory is located in Pennsylvania
Special Troops Armory
Special Troops Armory is located in the United States
Special Troops Armory
Location5350 Ogontz Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°2′7″N 75°9′5″W / 40.03528°N 75.15139°W / 40.03528; -75.15139Coordinates: 40°2′7″N 75°9′5″W / 40.03528°N 75.15139°W / 40.03528; -75.15139
Area2.8 acres (1.1 ha)
Built1938
Architectural styleModerne
MPSPennsylvania National Guard Armories MPS
NRHP reference #91001702[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 14, 1991

Special Troops Armory, also known as Philadelphia Armory, is a historic National Guard armory located in the Ogontz neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1938, and is an "I"-plan, brick building in the Moderne style. It consists of a two-story front section, two-story drill hall, and one-story rear section. The front section is seven bays wide, with the center five bays slightly projecting. During World War II it was used to house German prisoners of war. [2]

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

As of 2014, it has been purchased by La Salle University

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 and Joseph M. Burke, III (August 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Special Troops Armory" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-11-07.


Category:Military facilities on the National Register of Historic Places in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania