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Niagara Falls Armory
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
N 43° 05.862 W 079° 03.261
17T E 658337 N 4773501
Quick Description: This fortress-like structure is located in Niagara Falls, NY.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 11/26/2006 3:09:00 PM
Waymark Code: WMZTM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 100

Long Description:
The Niagara Falls Armory is architecturally significant as a remarkably intact example of a late nineteenth century National Guard armory for New York State. Designed by state architect Isaac Perry for the First Battalion, the building retains a high degree of integrity of design, materials, and craftsmanship.

Typical of armories designed by Perry in upstate New York, the Niagara Falls armory is a fortress-like edifice designed to inspire fear and awe among the so-called "dangerous lower classes" and pride and patriotism among the law abiding middle and upper classes. The design is typical for prosperous mid-sized communities, although not as grand as his designs in Buffalo and Brooklyn.

The armory is also significant for its association with American military history and the National Guard. It was built for the First Battalion, Third Infantry Regiment. By 1935, the First Battalion had become an element of the 174th Infantry based out of Buffalo. In 1961, the armory was headquarters of Battalions A and B of the 209th Field Artillery, also based in Buffalo.
Street address:
901 Main St
Niagara Falls, NY United States

County / Borough / Parish: Niagara

Year listed: 1995

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1875-1899

Historic function: Defense: Arms Storage

Current function: Defense: Arms Storage

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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