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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Hiawatha National Guard Armory

Picture of property 108 N 1st St
Hiawatha (Brown County)
Listed in National Register 2004-07-07

Architect: Not listed
Category: arms storage
Thematic Nomination: National Guard Armories of Kansas

The Hiawatha National Guard Armory was completed in 1938. The building is in the PWA Modern style, a style used for many Public Works Administration buildings, which combined elements from the Art Deco and Modern Movement. The building has concrete foundation and walls and asphalt roof and utilized modern materials, steel and glass. In addition to serving as the headquarters for National Guard Units, it has hosted Naval Reserve Units and large community gatherings. The Hiawatha National Guard Armory was nominated for its statewide significance in the areas of architecture, military, and community planning and development.

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