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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    Minh Trọng Trần (2 years ago)
    What a wonderful place, full of history and one of the oldest structures in New york city perhaps in the United States. I loved TIFFANY'S designs and Some of his finest pieces of Art are located in this Armory
    Al Wasser (2 years ago)
    Wonderful venue, wonderful programs.
    Jessie Wayburn (3 years ago)
    What a gorgeous space with a storied past and caring staff. I went for David Byrne's Social Distant Dance Club experience (in its experimental phase) and couldn't have been more confident in the handling of virus protocols and the safety of the participants. I can't wait to go back.
    Thomas Herrera (3 years ago)
    A beautiful building inside and out with a great deal of history. Unfortunately the 4th floor is used as a women's shelter. The homeless hang out outside,smoking and drinking. It's a shame
    KARTIK GURNANI (3 years ago)
    The beautiful building . Mesmerizing place
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