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Michigan National Guard Armory
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Historic Markers
N 42° 44.228 W 084° 31.537
16T E 702545 N 4734593
Quick Description: Located in front of the Michigan National Guard Armory which is now occupied by Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 11/9/2014 10:54:29 AM
Waymark Code: WMMVK1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Built in 1924 the Lansing Armory is one of five Michigan National Guard Armories designed by state architect Lynn W. Fry. The front block contained military offices; the large hall in the rear had room for unit drills, recreational activities and social gatherings. The drill floor sits on nine inches of sound-proof concrete. To the north, a large brick riding hall provided space for horse-drawn artillery drills. Nearby stables housed the horses. Armory buildings also served as public matches, circuses, and wedddings, among other activities. This military gothic style building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.
Parking nearby?: yes

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Registered Site #: LS2255

Historical Date: Not listed

Historical Name: Not listed

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website: Not listed

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