Stylized view of the New York State Armory (Main Street Armory) East Main Street heading away from Downtown Rochester, NY.

The Armory's main arena was home to sporting events as early as 1925. That year, the Rochester Centrals, Rochester's first professional basketball team, began play in the American Basketball League. During the 1930s, the Rochester Iroquois, Rochester's first indoor lacrosse team, competed in the North American Amateur Lacrosse Association and played at the Armory. The building also hosted many events, including circuses, concerts, balls and auto shows, prior to opening of the War Memorial in the 1950s. The Damascus Temple Shrine Circus used the Armory as its venue for performances in Rochester through 1960.

The Main Street Armory is currently primarily a concert venue.

Present-day view would be from across the street where the old Masonic Temple resides, click here.

N.Y. State Armory, Rochester, N.Y. (STYLIZED)

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