Rudolf (Rudy) C. Garcia was born here in 1933 to Jesus and Petra Garcia. Rudy is one of 9 brothers and sisters. Rudy's father came from Mexico to work at Bethlehem Steel, where he was employed 30 years at the blast furnace. Rudy and six of his siblings worked at Bethlehem Steel.
In his backyard he [Henry Kelly] had chicken coops and homing pigeons… when the family would come back to visit with them, what he would do is take one of the homing pigeons and put it in a cardboard box and let them take it home with them.
Architect: Visscher & Burley
Patrons: Lehigh Alumni Association
Dates: 1922-1924/1925, Dedicated 1926, North Wing Remodeled 1958-1959
Type: Academic, Administrative
In Honor of Lehigh Alumni who died in World War I
The Armory was built in 1930, in Art Deco style. It has been unoccupied since 2010, and has been the subject of redevelopment studies, generally for residential uses. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.