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Kingston Armory
Kingston Armory LuzCo PA 3.JPG
View of the northwest corner
Kingston Armory is located in Pennsylvania
Kingston Armory
Kingston Armory is located in the US
Kingston Armory
Location 280 Market St., Kingston, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 41°15′10″N 75°53′31″W / 41.25278°N 75.89194°W / 41.25278; -75.89194Coordinates: 41°15′10″N 75°53′31″W / 41.25278°N 75.89194°W / 41.25278; -75.89194
Area 12 acres (4.9 ha)
Built 1923
Architect Atherton, Thomas H.
Architectural style Classical Revival
MPS Pennsylvania National Guard Armories MPS
NRHP reference # 89002084[1]
Added to NRHP December 21, 1989

Kingston Armory is a historic National Guard armory located at Kingston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

History

It was built in 1923, and is a three-story, "U"-shaped yellow brick building executed in the Classical Revival style. It is 13 bays by 20 bays, and includes a drill hall, classrooms, offices, storage, and stable areas.[2]

On September 11, 1950, 33 guardsmen from the 109th Field Artillery Regiment were killed in a train accident near Coshocton, Ohio. In the following days, the dead were moved to the Kingston Armory. Once there, the 109th Field Artillery Battalion relinquished the remains of their fellow soldiers to the grief-stricken families.[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[1]

The Armory has been and—as of April 2018—continues to be used as a venue for a variety of events, including concerts,[4][5] Irem Shrine Circuses,[6] the annual Luzerne County Folk Festival,[7][8][9][10][11] and specialty shows.[12]

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Kristine M. Wilson (August 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Kingston Armory" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-15.
  3. ^ Illinois, Lynnita Jean Brown of Tuscola. "Korean War Educator: Home Front - Troop Train Tragedy". www.koreanwar-educator.org. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  4. ^ "The Concert History of Kingston Armory Kingston Pennsylvania | Concert Archives". www.concertarchives.org. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  5. ^ "Kingston Armory, Kingston, PA, USA Concert Setlists | setlist.fm". www.setlist.fm. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  6. ^ Kucewicz, Ryan (2018-04-02). ": Irem Shrine Circus April 2nd-April 7th 2018". PAHOMEPAGE. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  7. ^ "Trot To Harrisburg Horse Show". tribunedigital-mcall. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  8. ^ "Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on May 9, 1997 · Page 30". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  9. ^ "Asbury Park Press from Asbury Park, New Jersey on June 14, 1990 · Page 52". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  10. ^ Seymour, Elizabeth (1978-05-07). "What's Doing Around WILKES‐BARRE". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  11. ^ "The Ukrainian Weekly 1989-41" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  12. ^ "NEPA Craft Show". American Red Cross. Retrieved 2018-04-03.


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