The Park Avenue Armory: Inside the "Silk-Stocking Regiment"

By Michael Bordenick of The Surrey
December 7, 2012 | New York, United States
The Park Avenue Armory: Inside the
Shot and edited by Jack Gordon

There's a castle on Park Avenue that hides a history many New Yorkers don't even know. The richest men of America's Gilded Age used this building — now known as the Park Avenue Armory — as both a base for their military regiment and a decadently-designed social club.

Follow me inside for a tour of this amazing structure, and get a glimpse at a unique class of people — the kind whose uniforms were made by Brooks Brothers! (Seriously.)

Featured in this video: Park Avenue Armory; Park Avenue; Seventh Regiment Armory; Seventh New York Militia; Silk Stocking Regiment; Louis Comfort Tiffany; Stanford White; Gilded Age; World Monument Fund; WMF; Brooks Brothers.