RECENT publicity concerning the Naval Reserve* indicates a gratifying interest on the part of the regular service. It is believed that the following brief description of an ideal Naval Reserve armory should interest other reserve units and those regular officers who are engaged in promoting reservist activities. Although it is realized that the buildings assigned to some of the Naval Reserve units throughout the country are not suitable for ready adaptation to the type described below, it is hoped that some of the features mentioned will find universal application. No doubt the other reserve units have developed many useful "wrinkles” in armory design or operation which would be of benefit to the rest of us if made known.
A general layout sketch of the Naval Reserve Armory in Building No. 29 of the U.S. Navy Yard, Philadelphia, is furnished to assist in understanding the following remarks.