FIRST TROOP PHILADELPHIA CITY CAVALRY ARMORY

  • LOCATION : Philadelphia, PA
  • CLIENT: First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry
  • SQUARE FOOTAGE: 18,000

The First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry Armory is home to the oldest active US military unit in continuous service (Troop A, 1st Squadron, 104th Cavalry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, PA Army National Guard). This 113 year-old building still serves as an active National Guard Armory and is listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.

In 2010, a winter-time fire caused heavy smoke and water damage to the five story head house. While the fire was contained to a few rooms, smoke infiltrated the timber framed structure and spread throughout the building.

Tevebaugh Associates was called on to complete the restoration of the Armory which included removal of the lath & plaster walls, hardwood flooring, ceilings, and exterior windows. The extensive renovation necessitated a historic review while requiring a mission critical path to complete the project quickly and keep the Armory partially active during construction.

Original tongue and groove hardwood floors were reclaimed and re-milled for use in the mezzanine level Non Commissioned Officers (NCO) lounge.

New accessible restroom facilities were constructed to meet code requirements, while mechanical, electrical and plumbing services were completely redone to modernize the building.