I received E-Mail that said:
This is the New York State National Guard Armory in Buffalo. It is at 184 Connecticut Street. It was built in 1898 and was once the home of the 174th regiment N.Y. militia.
On 10-17-07, I received E-Mail that said:
I have been inside the armory on several occasions as I lived in Buffalo for a decade, it was still used by the National Guard Unit there at least when I was last there in 2001. The inside is well worn and beaten up but the main parade hall inside has got to be at least 60 or 70 feet high. Looking down onto the main hall each floor which I think there was 4 stories, have wrap around hallways overlooking the main hall. Dozens of large side rooms connect up with the hall on each floor . There is a garage area which I am not sure how large it is as it has all the trucks and things in them but must be fairly large. The kitchen area is in the basement level and is larger than any kitchen I have ever seen, it was huge and had multiple rooms. I had the pleasure of attending a large formal New Years Eve party there years ago and there were in the magnitude of 3000 or so guests, all who fit comfortably in the main hall and adjoining rooms. The floor of the main hall had enough room for over 500 couples to dance comfortably on it.
The outside is not pretty, but is kept up in moderate condition. From the upper levels you can look out the windows and see the Niagara River, which is a few blocks away. Sadly there is no real property around it just sidewalks and roads.
Back to "Castles of the United States"
Buffalo Armory photo Copyright 2001, Robert W. Harney.