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State Fencibles Armory

Item Info

Item No: pdcp00706
Title: State Fencibles Armory
Historic Street Address: Broad and Race Streets, Southwest corner
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Located in Box: Architects - Bands Folder: Armories

View of the State Fencibles Armory Warehouse at the southeast corner of Broad and Race Streets. Demolished, date unknown.

From 1813-1981 housed the Old Guard State Fencibles, "a military organization raised in Philadelphia in 1813 as part of the Pennsylvania militia and continued as a unit in the National Guard until independent battalions were abolished around 1900. The unit then was chartered as a Philadelphia quasi-military unit and continued as a social club."

-From PA State Archives finding aid for Manuscript Group 379: State Fencibles Collection. Retrieved from http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bah/dam/mg/mg379.htm


Creation Year: 1902
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.955872
Geocode Longitude:-75.162551

Creator Name: Dagit, Henry Dandurand, 1865-1929 - Architect