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Fortress America: 1903

Fortress America: 1903

New York, 1903. "Cadet Armory, 9th Regiment Coast Artillery, West 14th Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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What is the name for that type of architecture?

That type of fortress like appearance was used for National Guard armories throughout the mid-west.

[Romanesque revival. -tterrace]

Armed New York

This particularly armory (which replaced the 22nd Regiment Armory on this site that lasted from 1863 - 1894) was actually demolished in 1969, to make room for the extremely ugly 42nd Infantry Division Armory built in 1971. It was this later incarnation that was torn down in 1996 to make room for the mixed-residential use building that stands there today.

Gone, But . . .

. . . at least it didn't burn down.

Gone

Demolished in 1996.

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