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71st Regiment Armory

 
 
71st Regiment Armory plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
 
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. 2 Park Avenue Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Inclenberg (about 500 feet away); Charles Dana Gibson (about 500 feet away);
71st Regiment Armory image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Archimaps, Unknown
2. 71st Regiment Armory
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Jessica Tandy / Hume Cronyn (about 500 feet away); 23 Park Avenue (about 500 feet away); Madison Belmont Building (about 500 feet away); Old Grolier Club (about 600 feet away); The Church of the Incarnation (about 800 feet 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 . . .  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.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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 July 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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Jan. 26, 2023