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Company H, Eighth Infantry Pennsylvania National Guard Armory (Pottsville Armory)

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Pottsville Armory
1913, McCormick and French. 502 N. Centre St.
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

Is there a more assertive military image than this tiny castle on Pottsville's main street? The front block with its stridently battlemented facade contains offices, while the drill hall is spanned by a shallow arched roof. The architects, from Wilkes-Barre, also designed the armory (now the borough building) in nearby Tamaqua.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Company H, Eighth Infantry Pennsylvania National Guard Armory (Pottsville Armory)", [Pottsville, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 449-449.

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