The Old Armory Building - Jacksonville, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lazyCachers
N 30° 19.954 W 081° 39.137
17R E 437298 N 3355817
Quick Description: Located on the Old Armory Building on the NE corner of East State Street and North Market Street in downtown Jacksonville, Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 2/24/2009 9:49:50 PM
Waymark Code: WM5XEP
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US
Views: 8

Long Description:
Built in 1915-1916 to house the local National Guard of Florida, the three-story, Gothic-Revival style building (with basement) contained a drill hall/auditorium with a stage and balcony. Other amenities included a swimming pool, gymnasium, bowling alleys, finely appointed reception rooms, a kitchen and mess hall, along with a rifle/pistol range, a billiard/pool room, and a library. For over forty years, the building also served as the City’s principal public facility for entertainment/social events, such as an address by first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, dances, boxing matches, and concerts by well-known singers. After the Guard moved to a new facility, the Department of Recreation and Public Affairs took over the building in 1973, and since that time it has been the headquarters for the City’s parks and recreation system.
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Address:
851 North Market Street Jacksonville, FL 32202


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