Saturday, April 05, 2008

"Guard" House

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Erected in 1924, this is considered one of Quincy's most outstanding public buildings, The Quincy State Armory, located at 1000 Hancock Street. Boston architects McLaughlin & Burr were the designers of the Armory. The Armory is constructed of finely textured granite, called aplite and known in the trade as Weymouth Seam-Face Granite. This deposit, near the Quincy granite quarries is the only one of its kind within the country and has a range of coloring so great as to include all shades of yellow, green, brown, red, grey and blue.
Many fine young men and women are based out of this Armory for various "Guard" and military duties including calls to serve in Iraq. We owe them and their families a debt of gratitude for making the supreme sacrifice to serve their state and country.

4 comments:

Destitute Rebel said...

What a unique and beautiful building. Lovely picture.

Meg said...

As a side note, at least up until 1999 Central Middle School also used this as a secondary gym classroom. The boys would run over from the school, have their gym there and the girls would stay at Central. This could still be occurring, I just don't know anyone there anymore.

And let us not forget- its where we take our driving tests, too!

slim said...

Thanks for your additions, Meg. I believe the school stopped using the Armory for gym after 9/11.

slim said...

Thanks for your additions, Meg. I believe the school stopped using the Armory for gym after 9/11.