Designated April 14, 1998
Built in 1891-95, the Fourteenth Regiment Armory is designed in the castellated style by William A. Mundell. The armory consists of a three-story administration building with asymmetrical three- and four-story towers and corner bastions facing Eighth Avenue, and a one-and-one-half-story, barrel-vaulted drill shed with shallow buttresses and projecting entrance pavilions on the side streets. Organized in the late 1840s, the Fourteenth Regiment, known as the Brooklyn Chasseurs and later nicknamed the “Red-legged Devils” for the red Zouave uniforms worn by its members, served with distinction and suffered heavy casualties during the Civil War.
STATUS Designated Individual Landmark
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