Historic Football Records for the

7th Regiment Armory

New York National Guard

Seventh Regiment Armory

Park Avenue & 66th Strret, New York City

1895
7th Regiment challenge game, at Manhattan Field
Nov. 30  Company K  4 - Company I 0, at Manhattan Field  att: 500 [Co. I 4-0 Co. K?]

1896
7th Regiment inter-company game, at Columbia Oval
Nov. 14  9th Company 16 - 10th Company 0

1902
[7th Regiment A.A.] Didn't play.
Nov. 15  no game      Georgetown (H)
    from Spring schedule:
.        no game      Army (West Point)
.        no game      Navy (Annapolis)
.        no game      Columbia
.        no game      Yale

1924 Head coach- Foley (Georgetown)
Sep. 27  L  0-21   at Fordham 
Oct. 8             at New York Unversity, Ohio Field ["practice game" for NYU]
Oct. 18  L  2-12   at Manhattan College, at Rice Stadium, Pelham Bay [inaugural game at Rice Stadium]
Nov. 4   L  6-7       3rd Army Corps (Baltimore), at the Polo Grounds  15,000
Nov. 15   ?        at Miller Field, 27th Division Air Service, New York National Guard, Aviation Field (New Dorp, Staten Island)

1925 Head coach- Captain King
   Disbanded before 6 game season started.
7th Regiment Historical Notes
  •The Battalion of Artillery organizes April, 1806. As the 2nd Battalion, 11th Artillery they manned guns protecting New York Harbor, 1812-1815. Named National Guards 1824 (National Guard from 1832).
  •Called the “Grey Jackets,” “Greybacks” and the “Silk Stocking Regiment.”
  •The 27th Regiment, N.Y. Sate Artillery from 1826, renumbered as the 7th Regiment, N.Y. State /militia 7/27/1847.
  •Quelled the Astor Place Riot of 1849.
  •Guarded Washington, D.C. during the Civil War. Called back to New York to quell the 1863 Draft Riots
  •On November 6, 1869, on their way to Washington, D.C., the 7th stopped by to watch Princeton and Rutgers play the first football game, at New Brunswick, New Jersey. As they approached the playing field, the Princeton fans saluted them with what was later called the “locomotive” cheer by simulating the sounds of bombs bursting in air. This “sis-boom-bah” is still used at Tigers' games to this day.
  •At the City Arsenal at Elm Street until 1858.
  •At the New York State Arsenal at 7th Avenue and 35th Street, 1859 to 1860 and 1874.
  •At the Tompkins Market Armory to 1876. Proposed new armory at Reservoir Square (Bryant Park today) was stopped by neighborhood opposition. Moved to new armory, constructed 1877-1880, at Park Avenue & 66th St. April 1880.
  •Designed by Charles Clinton, the 7th Regiment Armory drill hall is one of the largest non-columned space in the United States, 200 by 300 feet, 8 feet in height.
  •Eleven 187-foot long wrought-iron trusses hold up the “ballon-shed” vault, one of the first private uses of iron arched trusses in the country and today the oldest surving example in the land.
  Louis C. Tiffany and Stanford White designed the library and other rooms. For more fascinating information on the art and architecture of this magnificant armory see Mary Anne Hunting's article from Magazine Antiques.
  •In 1881, Indoor tennis was held inside the new armory; women and men played on 12 courts.
  •In 1916 the regiment was part of the US Army force at the Mexican border, stationed at McAllen, Texas.
  •1917 saw the 7th performing maneuvers on the Sheep's Meadow in Central Park.
  •Renamed the 107th Infantry, US Army, in the New York Division, 10/1/1917.
  •Earned the Medal of Honor, 9/29/1917 against the Hindenburg Line.
  •The Seventh Regiment eased as an active unit due to Federal reorganization of the National Guard in 1947.
  New York City Landmark 1967, National Landmark 1986, Interior New York City Landmark 1994.
  •Today the armory is base to the 107th Corps Support Group, NY Army National Guard and the “Knickerbocker Greys”, a youth group.
  •The annual Winter Antique Show has been held at the Seventh Regiment Armory since 1954 in the 54,000 square foot Drill Room.
  •One of the dining rooms is today a public restaurant, the 7th Regiment Mess

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