National Register of Historic Places
N 42° 05.946 W 072° 35.196
The State Armory in Springfield is located on 29 Howard Street.
The State Armory was designed by Robert Wait and Amos Porter Cutting, the architectural team that designed many State Armories throughout Massachusetts. The construction was supervised by the firm of Pyne and Gardner. Eugene C. Gardner, was a nationally known author of books on architecture. It was built in 1895 in late Victorian, Romanesque Revival style to resemble a castle.
The Armory was first used to train troops for the Spanish American War in 1898. It continued in this function through WWII. At present the Armory serves as a neighborhood community center. The area sustained severe damage in a tornado that struck Springfield on June 1, 2011 and is now closed pending repairs.
29 Howard Street
Springfield, MA United States
County / Borough / Parish: Hampden
Year listed: 1976
Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture
Periods of significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Historic function: Defense
Current function: Defense, Social
Privately owned?: no