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71st Regiment Armory

 
 
71st Regiment Armory plaque image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 11, 2010
1. 71st Regiment Armory plaque
Inscription.  
Commenced A.D. 1903
Seth Lowe – Mayor
Finished A.D. 1905
George B. McClellan – Mayor
Armory Board
Charles V. Forne – Board of Aldermen
James Lee Wells, Frank A. O’Donnel – Pres – Dep’t of Taxes & Assessments
General James McLeer – Commanding, 2nd Brigade
General George Moore Smith – Commanding 1st Brigade
Eugene A. Fornes – Secretary
William Graves Bates – Colonel
Clinton & Russell – Architects
Fleischman Con. Co. - Contractors
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military.
 
Location. 40° 44.789′ N, 73° 58.883′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Avenue and East 33rd Street when traveling north on Park Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Park Ave, New York NY 10016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Inclenberg (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 23 Park Avenue (about 500 feet away); Madison Belmont Building (about 500 feet away); Old Grolier Club
71st Regiment Armory image. Click for full size.
By Archimaps, Unknown
2. 71st Regiment Armory
(about 600 feet away); The Church of the Incarnation (about 800 feet away); Malvina Hoffman (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Moravian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mary Lindley Murray (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. Originally affixed to the armory, the plaque was removed during its demolition and fortunately restored to the new building.
 
Also see . . .
1. The 71st Infantry Armory. The Bamburger Group entry (Submitted on October 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. 71st Infantry Regiment. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on October 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
71st Regiment Armory site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 8, 2015
3. 71st Regiment Armory site
3 Park Avenue; the plaque is visible screen left.
"Obelisk to Peace" at the 3 Park Avenue main entrance. image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 8, 2015
4. "Obelisk to Peace" at the 3 Park Avenue main entrance.
An ironic pairing for the former site of an armory.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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