Open main menu

The 14th Regiment Armory, also known as the Eighth Avenue Armory and the Park Slope Armory, is a historic National Guard armory building located in the South Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. It is a brick and stone castle-like structure completed in 1893, and designed to be reminiscent of medieval military structures in Europe. It was designed by William Mundell and originally built for the 14th Regiment of the New York State Militia.

14th Regiment Armory
Park Slope Armory cloudy jeh.JPG
(March 2010)
14th Regiment Armory, Brooklyn is located in New York City
14th Regiment Armory, Brooklyn
14th Regiment Armory, Brooklyn is located in New York
14th Regiment Armory, Brooklyn
14th Regiment Armory, Brooklyn is located in the United States
14th Regiment Armory, Brooklyn
Location1402 Eighth Avenue
Brooklyn, New York City
Coordinates40°39′46″N 73°59′0″W / 40.66278°N 73.98333°W / 40.66278; -73.98333Coordinates: 40°39′46″N 73°59′0″W / 40.66278°N 73.98333°W / 40.66278; -73.98333
Area3 acres (1.2 ha)
ArchitectWilliam A. Mundell
Architectural styleLate Victorian
MPSArmy National Guard Armories in New York State MPS
NRHP reference #94000367[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPApril 14, 1994
Designated NYCLApril 14, 1998

It consists of a two-story, flat-roofed administration building with an attached 1.5-story, barrel vaulted drill shed, spanning open space of 70,000 square feet (6,500 m2). The building features asymmetrical 3- and 4-story towers. It is constructed of brick and sits on a stone foundation of Warsaw bluestone with bluestone trim and details.[3] The bronze sculpture of a WWI "Doughboy" that stands in front of the building was donated in the 1921 by what was later referred to as Gold Star families.[4] Since the 1980s, CAMBA, a non-profit organization based in Flatbush has operated the Park Slope Armory Women's Shelter at the Armory.[5] The building was renovated in 2007, and is used as a sports complex operated by the Prospect Park YMCA.[6]

The Armory was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994,[1] and was designated a New York City landmark in 1998.[2]


See alsoEdit



  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ a b New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission; Dolkart, Andrew S.; Postal, Matthew A. (2009), Postal, Matthew A. (ed.), Guide to New York City Landmarks (4th ed.), New York: John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 978-0-470-28963-1, p.257
  3. ^ Todd, Nancy L. (March 1994). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Eighth Avenue (14th Regiment) Armory". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-03-19. See also: "Accompanying 16 photos".
  4. ^ Merlis, Brian; Rosenzweig, Lee (1999). Brooklyn's Park Slope. New York: Sheepshead Bay Historical Society & Israelowicz Publishing. p. 140. ISBN 1878741470.
  5. ^ "Park Slope Armory Women's Shelter". Archived from the original on 2010-12-26. Retrieved 2011-03-19.
  6. ^ Kuntzman, Gersh (January 11, 2010). "The Park Slope Armory has opened (really!)". The Brooklyn Paper. Brooklyn. Retrieved March 19, 2011.
  7. ^ White, Norval; Willensky, Elliot & Leadon, Fran (2010), AIA Guide to New York City (5th ed.), New York: Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780195383867, p.663

External linksEdit