First Battery Armory

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

56 West 66th Street

ARCHITECT: Horgan & Slattery

DATE: 1900-03

Manhattan Upper West Side

Among its important qualities, the First Battery Armory is one of the few remaining examples of an American building type largely developed in New York City. It was the seventh of ten armories built by the Armory Board, as part of a larger campaign to control rioting workers in industrial cities. It was the home of the First Battery, a mounted field artillery unit established in 1867, and a well-regarded volunteer unit of the National Guard of the State of New York under the leadership of Louis Wendel.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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