69th Regiment Armory

Designated a National Historic Landmark of New York City on 6/19/1966.

Landmark Description

Like all of the armories built in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Sixty-Ninth is a highly special­ized structure built to serve as training and marshaling center for the National Guard. Designed by noted architects Hunt& Hunt in 1904-06, the building consists of the two standard elements of armory design: an administration building fronting on Lexington Avenue and a vast drill shed rising behind. Earlier armories had been designed in medieval styles, making use of fortress imagery. The Sixty-Ninth Regi­ment Armory however, is recognized as the first of this building type to reject the medieval fortress prototype, employing instead a classically inspired design, still military in aspect that is thoroughly expressive of its function. The armory is notable as the home of the Fighting 69th New York City's only official Irish Regiment.

Category: Armory

Location

Street: 25th and 26th Streets and Lexington and Park Avenues

Borough
: Manhattan

County
: New York

 

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