Williamsport Armory

 

Name of Armory (location): Williamsport Armory
   
Secondary/Traditional
Names of Armory:
Williamsport Armory
   
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County of Construction: Lycoming
   
Mailing Address: 1307 Grove Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
   
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Current Units in Armory:

Co B, 3-103rd Armor

   
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Name of Armory (location): Williamsport Armory
   
Secondary/Traditional
Names of Armory:
The Cochran Memorial Armory
   
Year Built: 1937
   
Architect/Builder: Johnson,Philip H., Davis & Rice
   
Construction Costs:  
   
County of Construction: Lycoming
   
Mailing Address: 1300 Penn Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
   
GPS Coordinates:  
   
Square Footage of Armory:  
   
Size of Land and Rack:  
   
Current Units in Armory:

Co D, 3-103rd Armor

   
Past Units in Armory:  
   
History:

The armory is constructed in the Art Deco architectural style and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.

Renovations are planned to update the building in 2010 and to the 15-acre tract of land between Penn and Grove streets.

The land has been owned by the National Guard since it was given to the state in the 1920s by the mother of Garrett Cochran, who died in France while serving as a lieutenant with the National Guard during World War I.

* History provided by the National Historic Register and the Sun Gazette

According to the Adjunct General Reports from 1908, an 80 x 140 drill hall was built on Pine Street, near 4th Street by contractors Bennett and Woodnutt with architects McCormick and French for $34, 327.68 for the 3rd Brigade. This hall was for the use of Companies B, D, G and I 12th Infantry. Temporary Quarters were provided in the basement until an administration building could be erected during future appropriations.

* History provided by the 1908 Adjunct General's Report

   
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