Seventh Regiment Armory

New York, United States

The Seventh Regiment Armory, also known as Park Avenue Armory, is a historic National Guard armory building. The building is a brick and stone structure built in 1880 and designed in the Gothic Revival style by Charles Clinton.

It is one of the two remaining armories in the United States to be built and furnished with private funds. It originally served as the headquarters and administrative building for the 7th New York Militia Regiment, known as the Silk Stocking Regiment due to the disproportionate number of its members who were part of the city's social elite. The building is known for detailed interior rooms that are furnished with ornamental woodwork, marble and stained glass.

The main facade of the administration building faces Park Avenue between 66th & 67th Streets, with the large vaulted space for the drill hall in the center of the block. The administration building has provisions for a reception room, a library, veterans room and staff offices for ten regimental companies. Architects and interior designers of the American Aesthetic Movement were commissioned to furnish the rooms and company quarters. The library is known as the Silver Room or 'Trophy Room' and was designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany who worked with architect Stanford White as a consultant on the project. The masterpiece of the armory building is the Veterans Room, also known as the Tiffany Room, with hand carved wood panelling and coffered ceiling in the Viking Revival style.

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Founded: 1880
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in United States

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Kelly Ziegler (9 months ago)
Beautiful venue for performances! Arrive a little early to check out the space - you won't be disappointed!
W Y (9 months ago)
Took a tour of this National Historic Landmark( since 1986). Park Avenue Armory , home of 7th Regiment, was completed in 1880, with two expansions in the early 1900’s. It’s one of the two privately funded and furnished Armories of the nation. It underwent major renovation and is still under renovation. It’s now home of art organization, and the 7the regiment. Our tour guid was very knowledgeable.
Lorna Bo (11 months ago)
saw 'the doctor' starring juliet stevenson here. the play itself was good although was far too undecided to feel like it was saying anything substantial besides 'wow isn't this all quite complicated'. but the venue was stunning, particularly the lounge. good views from all the seats also as they're all tiered - we were sat in the back row and could see everything well.
larry L (12 months ago)
I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful this play was (The Doctor). The acting was perfect, the direction was amazing. I had a wonderful evening. I look forward to returning many, many times for future events. If you are "on the fence" regarding this play, think no further and go.
Laura Jones (12 months ago)
The space was very cool. The stage was inside an enormous space with the seats on risers. Thankfully the actors are amplified so they can be heard. Staff was very helpful. Hope to see a better play there in the future. The one I saw tonight was awful. Just saw a much better show, but I really don't like the performance space that much.
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