Georgia Tech: Naval Armory (demolished) – Atlanta GA

City:
Atlanta, GA

Site Type:
Education and Health, Civic Facilities, Military and Public Safety, Colleges and Universities, Armories

New Deal Agencies:
Work Relief Programs, Civil Works Administration (CWA)

Site Survival:
No Longer Extant

Description

“The first building built under the “Civil Works Administration” was the Naval Armory. Constructed on the site of the temporary gym that burned in 1931, the Armory Building was a “no-frills” building. The building was to serve the Atlanta Naval Reserve, the Georgia Tech Naval ROTC unit, and the Communication Reserve of the U. S. Navy. By February of 1934, the foundations were almost completed and all of the labor for this project was being supplied by the Civilian Works Administration.”

The building was demolished in 1980 to make way for the Edge Athletic Center building.

Source notes

The Architectural Development of Georgia Tech: A Thesis Presented To The Faculty of the Division of Graduate Studies, by Warren E. Drury III. June 1984 (pg. 166) https://group20.pbworks.com/f/drury_warren_e_198405_ms_277217.pdf https://nrotc.gatech.edu/history-of-the-nrotc-unit-at-georgia-tech/

Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 15, 2015.

Location Info


Georgia Tech
Atlanta, GA 30332

Coordinates: 33.773478, -84.392863

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