About the Armory
Built in 1903 by the prestigious Baltimore architectural firm of Wyatt and Nolting, the Pikesville Armory was part of the National Guard’s 20th Century reorganization and expansion. It is the second oldest armory in the state of Maryland and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. The Pikesville Armory is now the property of the State of Maryland who, in 2017, launched a commission to explore future uses for the Armory.
The Armory property is located in Pikesville, an area in the Western Sector of Baltimore County. Pikesville, with a stretch of businesses along the Reisterstown Road commercial corridor, is one of 14 Commercial Revitalization Districts in Baltimore County.
The Pikesville Armory has played a significant role as a social center for the Pikesville Community. Over the years, it has served as a meeting place for political functions (hosting such individuals as Lyndon Johnson, Harry Truman, and John F. Kennedy, to name a few). The Armory has also hosted community events, dances, celebrations, and organization meetings.
As part of the Baltimore County Master Plan 2010 effort, the Pikesville Revitalization Plan—originally published in 1991—was updated in 2003. Currently, the Baltimore County Department of Planning has launched an initiative to study the Pikesville Commercial Revitalization District. The area is within the County's Urban-Rural Demarcation Line (URDL).
The Pikesville Armory facilities and property photos above are from the Maryland Historical Trust.