National Guard Armory – Memphis TN

Description

The concrete Art-Deco influenced WPA Moderne armory was completed as part of a 3 building complex. Cost was $200,000. The building is currently used as the Memphis Children’s Museum.

Source notes

Van West, C. (2001). Tennessee’s New Deal Landscape: A Guidebook. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.

Memphis Armory to cost $200,000. (April 5, 1940). The Kingsport Times, p. 7.

Tri-Cities Port listed by WPA as defense aid. (October 19, 1941). The Kingsport Times, p. 2.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on December 21, 2014.

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Location Info


2525 Central Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38104

Coordinates: 35.125728, -89.977462

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