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Each of these articles I found online adds another small facet to the strange history of this building.

I’d heard of this idea of converting the Armory to creative uses a long time ago when I moved to the Mission in 1993. A couple years later I visited PS1 in New York and it occurred to me that the Armory could be just as cool.


The 3 articles with * are the most useful.

armory-mission

  1. Developer wants penthouses atop armory*

    Nov 10, 2006

    http://www.examiner.com/a-390557~Developer_wants_penthouses_atop_armory.html

  2. Owner plans fresh invasion of Armory

    April 9, 2004

    http://sanfrancisco.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2004/04/12/story4.html

  3. Inside the Belly of the Building:
    Behind the Armory’s deformed brick facade lies a potential artists’ paradise
    *

    October 9, 2000

    (really great photos, nice narrative)

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2000/10/10/lloyd.DTL&hw=Mission+Armory&sn=008&sc=562

  4. Mission condo project opens a can of worms

    Supes’ decision to halt construction has broader effect

    April 12, 2006

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/04/12/BAG3KI7IO51.DTL&hw=Mission+Armory&sn=002&sc=268

  5. Mission Armory plan sees condo complex;
    Landmark building vacant for 34 years

    April 10, 2004

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/04/10/BUGT9635L01.DTL&hw=Mission+Armory&sn=011&sc=526

  6. Dot-com developer storms S.F. armory

    Mission district fortress to be transformed into multimedia haven

    February 18, 2000

    http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2000/02/21/story1.html

  7. Cursed Armory Has Hexed Developers for Over Twenty Years*

    October 3, 2000

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/gate/archive/2000/10/03/lloyd.DTL

  8. Waiting for a Miracle in the Mission

    January 28, 1996

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/1996/01/28/SC25569.DTL&hw=Armory&sn=004&sc=645

  9. Armory sold for $1.25 million

    July 24, 1996

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/e/a/1996/07/24/NEWS5223.dtl&hw=Armory&sn=005&sc=625

  10. random info on a blog. link at bottom explain the syle of brick:

    http://sf.metblogs.com/archives/2006/11/the_armory_building_at_14th_an.phtml

From the National Register of Historic Places:

San Francisco National Guard Armory and Arsenal

Also known as Coastal Artillery Headquarters & Training Base

San Francisco County – 1800 Mission St., San Francisco

(22 acres, 1 building)

Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Architect, builder, or engineer: Woollett & Woollett, McLeran & Peterson

Period of Significance: 1900-1924

Owner: Federal

Historic Function: Defense, Social

Historic Sub-function: Arms Storage

Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

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