Item No: pdcp00706
Title: State Fencibles Armory
Historic Street Address:
Broad and Race Streets, Southwest corner
Print and Picture Collection
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
Dagit, Henry Dandurand, 1865-1929 - Architect