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National Guard Armory

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1898, George Hyder. 934 Pearl St.

Smooth and rough pink sandstone trims this fancy, two-story brick edifice posing as a Romanesque fortress. A grand, stepped-arch entry in a protruding central bay is repeated by second-story arches amid elaborate brick courses, corbeled brick, and a crenelated parapet. Hardwood floors used for drills also made it ideal for weekly dances and for basketball games. At one time it was converted to a laundry and, more recently, to offices.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "National Guard Armory", [Boulder, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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