Building History Detail
Light Horse Armory

Built like a Norman fortress, the Armory stood sentinel on the corner of Broadway and Wells for over 50 years.It was four stories tall and built with a front of Wauwatosa limestone. The Light Horse Squadron was a paramilitary organization and the building was built entirely from subscriptions although by the late 1890s the group was running low on money and was able to sell the building.

Architect: Mix and Holbrook

Year Built: 1885, Year Demolished: 1944

Address History:
480-492 Broadway (1885 - 1929)
808-828 N Broadway (1930 - 1944)

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Record Update: 0000-00-00