This postcard, submitted by the Greater Astoria Historical Society, shows the 17th Regiment Armory in Downtown Flushing. The building, constructed in 1906, was designed after military fortresses in medieval Europe. Once a powerful symbol in the Flushing community, dominating the neighborhood’s skyline, it later became a homeless shelter and returned to its role as protecting the community – this time as the NYPD’s Queens North Task Force. In 1995, the armory was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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