Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Naval Armory Article – June 20, 1947

Back in June 1947, Lorain was getting ready for the construction of the new naval reserve armory at 1840 Cleveland Boulevard on Lorain’s east side near Longfellow School. The article above appeared on the front page of the Lorain Journal on June 20, 1947 – 70 years ago today.

The article is interesting in that it features photographs of intricately assembled scale models of the proposed building.

Here’s a photo of the completed building, courtesy of the Lorain Historical Society.

The Morning Journal published a good article about the armory (and the controversy about the mast of the U. S. S. Arizona) back here in 2016.
And back in 2014, I posted a full-page 1956 Journal article about the classrooms inside the armory here.

The 2016 Morning Journal article states that the building was torn down in 1980. It’s a shame, because it was yet another piece of Lorain’s strong nautical past that was lost to the ages.

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