Buffalo: Virginia Street Armory (1886-1899)

Street Address:Virginia Street at Elmwood Avenue (formerly N. William Street, then Freemont Place)
Year Constructed:1884 - 1886
Architect:R. A. & L. Bethune
Square footage:Unknown
Status:Closed in 1899 / Converted to convention center / Elmwood Music Hall

74th Regiment:    1886 - 1899


This is the third of the Virginia Street armories. After this third and final Virginia Street Armory was closed for military use, it became a convention center and later Elmwood Music Hall.

Other armories for the 74th Regiment include:

South Division Street: ????-1858

Washington Street: ????-1858

Main Street: ????-1858

Broadway Arsenal: 1858-1868

Virginia Street Armory (1868-1886)

Virginia Street Armory (1882-1886)

Connecticut Street: 1899-Current

Other armories in Buffalo:

Masten Avenue Armory

Porter Avenue/Boathouse Armory

West Delavan Avenue Armory