Davis National Guard Armory, 2003

Dublin Core

Title

Davis National Guard Armory, 2003

Alternative Title

Davis National Guard Armory

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Buildings--Florida
United States. Army National Guard
United States. Air Force
United States. Naval Reserve
Armories--United States
Army
Army National Guard
Air Force
Naval Reserve
United States. Army

Description

The Davis National Guard Armory, located at 649 West Livingston Street in Downtown Orlando, Florida, in 2003. In September of 1937, the City of Orlando donated land and $80,000 to deter the U.S. National Guard from relocating outside of Orlando. The City dedicated the Orlando Armory on December 23, 1938. In 1941, the armory was used as a disbursing station for the United States Air Force and was also used as a recreation club. In May of that same year, the building as renamed for Lieutenant Colonel Robert C. Davis (1898-1941), the first native of Orlando to be killed while serving in World War II. In 1951, the Armory was leased to the United States Naval Reserve and used as a training facility. In the 1960s, the military relocated the Armory to a new location on Primrose Street. The original building was converted to the Orlando Downtown Recreation Complex.

Creator

Cook, Thomas

Source

Original color digital images by Thomas Cook, 2003: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Date Created

2003

Contributor

Cook, Thomas

Is Part Of

Thomas Cook Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

172 KB
128 KB

Medium

2 color digital images

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Orlando Armory, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Davis National Guard Armory, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Orlando Downtown Recreation Complex, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Thomas Cook and published by RICHES of Central Florida.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Thomas Cook and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Thomas Cook

External Reference

"About Us." Florida Guard Online. http://www.floridaguard.army.mil/about-us.
"Orlando Downtown Recreation Complex." City of Orlando. http://www.cityoforlando.net/recreation/downtown-recreation-complex/.

Transcript

649 W. LIVINGSTON ST

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Original Format

2 color digital images

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