Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Many of us are familiar with this building. Located just across the Menasha city limits on Washington/Commercial Street, the S.A. Cook Armory was built in 1906 by ex-mayor, ex-congressman and industrialist Mr. S.A. Cook. Presented debt-free to be used by both Neenah and Menasha, inside the facility were club rooms, locker rooms and a National Guard Drill Hall for Company I, 1st Wisconsin Infantry. It was also used for basketball games, dances and other social events. Later, it was remodeled inside to provide a number of small shops in the 1970's. In 1988, it was torn down and replaced by a warehouse.
Today being Veterans Day, please take a moment to remember the sacrifices of the brave men and women who have given of their lives to keep us all safe and free.