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Property Name La Armeria de Santa Fe
Reference Number 11000530
State New Mexico
County Santa Fe
Town Santa Fe
Street Address 1050 Old Pecos Trail
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 8/16/2011
Areas of Significance Military
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/11000530.pdf
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The Bataan Memorial Military Museum is significant as a National historic property under Criterion A in the area of Military. As the second armory built in Santa Fe , the building was the home of Battery C of the 200th Coast Artillery (CA), which played a major role in the defense of the Philippines, participated in the Bataan Death March, and spent over 40 months as prisoners of the Japanese. For the survivors of the Bataan Death March and the families of those men who did not survive, the building is a physical reminder of the accomplishments and sacrifices of relatives and friends. For others, the survivors of the Bataan Death March are embl ematic of New Mex ico 's contribution to the American effort during World War II. It is the only building in the sta te still own ed by the NMARNG that is directly associated with the 200th Coast Artillery. In addition to its association with th e 200th Coast Artillery, the armory also served as New Mexico's induction center during World War II. Thus, it is also a physical reminder of the accomplishments and sacrifices of New Mexico's other World War II veterans and their families. The building was listed on the New Mexico State Register of Cultural Properties (SR-1908) in 2007.

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