Rockford Illinois State Armory
"The Rockford Armory is one unit of a program to house adequately the National Guard of the State of Illinois. Up to 1938, 15 armories had been constructed in the State and at a present three more are under construction in the Chicago area.
The building at Rockford has over-all dimensions of 246 by 183 feet, and it has a total floor area of 69,840 square feet. The drill hall, 180 by 120 feet, has a balcony seating 1,000. It also is provided with a stage, 26 by 57 feet, and around the drill hall are clubrooms, general property and equipment rooms, and a kitchen, in addition to the necessary lobbies, stairs, etc. The structure is fireproof. The exterior walls are faced with brick of two shades trimmed with limestone.
It was completed in January 1937 at a construction cost of $225,464 and a project cost of $251,478."
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C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).
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