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Houston Light Guard Armory

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, July 6, 2018
1. Houston Light Guard Armory Marker
Inscription. Designed by noted Houston architect Alfred C. Finn, the Armory was constructed in 1925 to replace an 1892 building that had become obsolete. Finn detailed the building to suggest a late renaissance period neo-Gothic English masonry, represented by the alternating bands of brick and stone and elaborate relief panels above the arched entrance. The building has been owned by the Houston Light Guard, the State of Texas, and the Houston Community College.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1992

 
Erected 1992 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10697.)
 
Location. 29° 44.163′ N, 95° 22.684′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Alabama Street and Caroline Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located to the right of the main entrance of the museum, on the north side of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3816 Caroline Street, Houston TX 77004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Houston Light Guard (a few steps from this marker); San Jacinto High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Temple Beth Israel
Houston Light Guard Armory image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, July 6, 2018
2. Houston Light Guard Armory
(approx. 0.2 miles away); First Evangelical Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. mile away); The Waldo Mansion (approx. half a mile away); Courtlandt Place (approx. 0.6 miles away); James L. Autry House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
 
More about this marker. The Houston Light Guard Armory building now houses the National Buffalo Soldiers Museum.
 
Also see . . .
1. Houston Light Guards - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on July 7, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 

2. Buffalo Soldiers National Museum - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on July 7, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 

3. Buffalo Soldiers National Museum. (Submitted on July 9, 2018.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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