Saturday, July 21, 2007

Military Armory Buildings Through the Years

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An armory is a military depot normally used for training of local military and storage of weapons and ammunition. There are many postcards showing the local armory in the early 1900s and they are still seen today for the local National Guard and Reserves. The early 1900 versions often resembled castles complete with turrets but without the moats. The first postcard below shows the state armory, which was built in 1908, in Ionia Michigan and is a formidable sight.

The second postcard shows the armory in Kenton Ohio circa 1912 and it has the true castle appearance.NOTE: All of these postcards are currently available on my website Moodys Postcards.

The third postcard shows a 1940s style armory in Lewiston Maine and it is a whopper with a more modern design.

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