Tonawanda Armory

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tonawanda (25th Separate Company) Armory
Tonawanda Armory Nov 2008.JPG
Tonawanda Armory, November 2008
Tonawanda Armory is located in New York
Tonawanda Armory
Tonawanda Armory is located in the US
Tonawanda Armory
Location 79 Delaware Ave., Tonawanda, New York
Coordinates 43°2′39″N 78°52′22″W / 43.04417°N 78.87278°W / 43.04417; -78.87278Coordinates: 43°2′39″N 78°52′22″W / 43.04417°N 78.87278°W / 43.04417; -78.87278
Area less than one acre
Built 1896
Architectural style Romanesque, Other, Castellated Style
MPS Army National Guard Armories in New York State MPS
NRHP Reference # 93001539[1]
Added to NRHP January 28, 1994

The Tonawanda Armory is a historic armory originally built for the 25th Separate Company of the New York National Guard, and located in the city of Tonawanda in Erie County, New York. It is a brick and stone castle-like structure built in 1897, designed to be reminiscent of medieval military structures in Europe. It was designed by State architect Isaac G. Perry.

It consists of a two-story, hip-roofed administration building with an attached 1 12-story, gable-roofed drill shed, spanning open space of 30,000 square feet (2,800 m2). The building features a five-story octagonal tower at the southwest corner and a two-story round tower at the northwest corner.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.[1] It is now privately owned and available for rental or tours.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2016-07-01.  Note: This includes Nancy L. Todd (December 1993). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Tonawanda (25th Separate Company) Armory" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-07-01.  and Accompanying six photographs
  3. ^ Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas, accessed July 18, 2011

External links[edit]