Fifth Regiment Armory

Fifth Regiment Armory is a historic National Guard armory located at Baltimore, Maryland, United States. It is an imposing, fortress-type structure situated in midtown Baltimore. It consists of a full basement, a first floor containing a 200 foot by 300 foot drill hall, a mezzanine or "balcony" level, and a newer second level (reconstructed in 1933 after a fire) housing the trussed steel drill hall roof. The façade features buttresses, parapets, casement windows, and a crenellated roofline, giving the appearance of a medieval fortification.[2] It was the site of the 1912 Democratic National Convention.

Fifth Regiment Armory
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Fifth Regiment Armory is located in Baltimore
Fifth Regiment Armory
Fifth Regiment Armory is located in Maryland
Fifth Regiment Armory
Fifth Regiment Armory is located in the United States
Fifth Regiment Armory
Location29th Division St., Baltimore, Maryland
Coordinates39°18′12″N 76°37′19″W / 39.30333°N 76.62194°W / 39.30333; -76.62194Coordinates: 39°18′12″N 76°37′19″W / 39.30333°N 76.62194°W / 39.30333; -76.62194
Area1.2 acres (0.49 ha)
Built1901 (1901)
ArchitectWyatt & Nolting
MPSMaryland National Guard Armories TR
NRHP reference #85002671[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 25, 1985

The Fifth Regiment Armory was designed by architects Wyatt & Nolting. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1] It is included within the Baltimore National Heritage Area.[3]

On October 31, 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower delivered a televised speech from the Fifth Regiment Armory. The event, promoting Republican Party candidates in that year's midterm elections, was attended by Maryland Governor Theodore McKeldin, Senator John Glenn Beall, Jr., Senator John Marshall Butler, and Congressman James Devereux.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Susanne Moore (July 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Fifth Regiment Armory" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-03-01.
  3. ^ "Baltimore National Heritage Area Map" (PDF). City of Baltimore. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 22, 2013. Retrieved March 11, 2012.
  4. ^ http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=11283

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