Skip to main content

ERIE Opens the Doors to Renovated Armory Building

It’s been a busy year of building and expansion for Erie Insurance.

Earlier in January, the Technical Learning Center opened. Then in June, the Erie Insurance Heritage Center, a building that celebrates ERIE’s 90-year history, opened its doors.

The latest addition to ERIE’s campus is the Erie Armory. This building is the former home of the Pennsylvania National Guard 112th Infantry Regiment. For 90 years, the men and women of the regiment came to the armory for training, deployment and to reunite with friends and family following their return home.

ERIE bought the building in 2013 with a goal of preserving the historic structure and transforming it into office space.

Before that happens, the 112th was honored with the dedication of a historical marker at the Armory. This patriotic event was attended by members of the 112th. Here are a few fun facts about the 112th and the Armory building:

  • The 112th infantry regiment is part of the famed 28th Division, the oldest continuous infantry division in the U.S. Army. The 112th was originally known as the Pennsylvania 16th and can be traced back to the American Civil War. The 112th served in the Spanish-American War, World War I and Iraq, and earned Presidential Unit Citations in World War II and Korea.
  • The 112th used the Armory until July 2007 and then relocated to the then newly constructed Pennsylvania National Guard Readiness Center near Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania.
  • The original section of the Armory was built in 1920. An expansion doubled the space in 1929. The structure included an administrative building and drill hall. A new entry was recently built for use by ERIE Employees who will begin working there this fall.
  • The Armory was designed by Joseph F. Kuntz, a noted armory architect. He also designed The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the Atlantic Building in Philadelphia, along with at least 18 armories in western Pennsylvania.
  • The Armory was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. ERIE’s restoration of the 24,000-square-foot building is in line with requirements from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

Renovations continue on the Armory into the fall. Once they are completed, select Erie Insurance Employees will make the new space their home.

ERIE® insurance products and services are provided by one or more of the following insurers: Erie Insurance Exchange, Erie Insurance Company, Erie Insurance Property & Casualty Company, Flagship City Insurance Company and Erie Family Life Insurance Company (home offices: Erie, Pennsylvania) or Erie Insurance Company of New York (home office: Rochester, New York).  The companies within the Erie Insurance Group are not licensed to operate in all states. Refer to the company licensure and states of operation information.

The insurance products and rates, if applicable, described in this blog are in effect as of July 2022 and may be changed at any time. 

Insurance products are subject to terms, conditions and exclusions not described in this blog. The policy contains the specific details of the coverages, terms, conditions and exclusions. 

The insurance products and services described in this blog are not offered in all states.  ERIE life insurance and annuity products are not available in New York.  ERIE Medicare supplement products are not available in the District of Columbia or New York.  ERIE long term care products are not available in the District of Columbia and New York. 

Eligibility will be determined at the time of application based upon applicable underwriting guidelines and rules in effect at that time.

Your ERIE agent can offer you practical guidance and answer questions you may have before you buy.