New Castle Armory
The New Castle National Guard armory located at Shenango Township, Lawrence County PA was built in 1938 with funding from the Public Works Administration (PWA).
The building design is stone Moderne on an “I” floorplan, consisting of a one- to two-story administration building, a connected riding hall and former stable building.
One observer notes that, “Ashler stone was used by the Thayer Company of New Castle to design this Romanesque structure, although the NRHP narrative classifies the building as Art Deco (I just don’t see it, but I’m no expert). Like most armories built in Pennsylvania for cavalry units at the time, the building has an I-floor plan with front administrative offices and rear stables connected by a riding hall. These armories were mostly built on the outskirts of towns to provide the horses with grazing lands.” (waymarking)
The New Castle armory was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on September 18, 2013.
Additional contributions by Richard A Walker.
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