White Plains Armory

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White Plains Armory
ArmoryWhitePlains.jpg
The White Plains Armory in winter 2008
White Plains Armory is located in New York
White Plains Armory
White Plains Armory is located in the US
White Plains Armory
Location 35 S. Broadway, White Plains, New York
Coordinates 41°1′53″N 73°45′47″W / 41.03139°N 73.76306°W / 41.03139; -73.76306Coordinates: 41°1′53″N 73°45′47″W / 41.03139°N 73.76306°W / 41.03139; -73.76306
Area 0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built 1909-10
Architect James E. Ware
Architectural style Castellated
NRHP Reference #

80002796

[1]
Added to NRHP April 16, 1980

The White Plains Armory is a historic building in White Plains, New York, in Westchester County.

Located at 65 Mitchell Place/35 South Broadway, the building was built to serve as a National Guard armory.[2] Construction of the building began in 1909 and was completed in 1910.[2] The building was designed by architect James E. Ware.[2] The building was 31,612 square feet and takes up three-quarters of an acre.[2] 49th Separate Company/Company L, 10th Infantry Regiment occupied the armory from 1910 to 1939.[2] From April 1924 to November 1929, the White Plains Armory was the temporary headquarters of Troop K of the New York State Police, after a March 3, 1924 fire destroyed the troop's headquarters at Gedney Farms.[3] The police troop left the Armory in November 1929 after a new headquarters in Hawthorne was completed.[3]

Subsequently, the building's tenants were the 106th Infantry Regiment and then the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, Company D, 212th Field Artillery.[2]

It is located on the site of the first courthouse where the Declaration of Independence was read on July 11, 1776.[4]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

The building was vacated in 1977.[2] In 1982, it was converted to Armory Plaza, a senior housing complex with a senior center on first floor.[2][5][6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h White Plains Armory, New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center, New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs.
  3. ^ a b Frank Goderre, Images of America: New York State Police Troop K (Arcadia Publishing, 2007), pp. 9, 18, 27-28.
  4. ^ Karen Morey Kennedy and Austin N. O'Brien (January 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Registration:White Plains Armory". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-12-30.  See also: "Accompanying two photos". 
  5. ^ Armory Plaza, 35 South Broadway, White Plains, New York, Regan Development Corp.
  6. ^ Armory Plaza, Related Companies.