History of the Art Deco Salvation Army "Fortress" on 14th Street in Manhattan

Salvation Army, 14th Street, Manhattan New York
Salvation Army, 14th Street, Manhattan New York

The Salvation Army has a massive building on 14th Street in Manhattan that balances Art Deco flair and adornments with a heavy "fortress"-like weight.

Our friends at Ephemeral New York recently wrote up a brief history on the impressive building.

In 1930, a concrete and steel Art Deco complex consisting of offices, an auditorium, and Centennial Memorial Temple opened. […] Though no longer the Salvation Army’s national HQ, the fortress-like structures of 14th Street stand as examples of streamlined Art Deco beauty and perfection.

Be sure to check out the full article for the history of the 14th Street Salvation Army "Fortress".

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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