Officers Quarters, Washington Navy Yard

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Quarters A, Washington Navy Yard
Quarters A DC.jpg
Quarters A and the Latrobe Gate (left) c1900
Officers Quarters, Washington Navy Yard is located in the District of Columbia
Officers Quarters, Washington Navy Yard
Location E of Main Gate and S of M St., SE., in the Navy Yard, Washington, District of Columbia
Coordinates 38°52′34″N 76°59′41″W / 38.87611°N 76.99472°W / 38.87611; -76.99472Coordinates: 38°52′34″N 76°59′41″W / 38.87611°N 76.99472°W / 38.87611; -76.99472
Area less than one acre
Built 1804 (1804)
Architectural style Georgian
Governing body Federal
NRHP Reference # 73002111[1]
Added to NRHP August 14, 1973
Quarters B, Washington Navy Yard
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Quarters B, c1950
Location Charles Morris Ave., SE., Washington, District of Columbia
Area less than one acre
Built 1801 (1801)
Architectural style Federal
Governing body Federal
NRHP Reference # 73002112[1]
Added to NRHP August 14, 1973

The Officers Quarters are fifteen residences located in eight historic buildings in the Washington Navy Yard. Each individual residence is labelled with a single letter such as Quarters A or Quarters B. They were built at different times but continue to serve as housing for senior officers of the United States Navy.

Quarters A[edit]

This house, also known as Tingey House was built around 1804 and was the home of the Commandant of the Navy Yard. It was named after the first Commandant, Captain Thomas Tingey. It is possible that the 2 1/2 story brick building was designed by Lovering and Dyer.[2] Unlike most government buildings, it was not seriously damaged during the 1814 Burning of Washington. In 1977, it became the official home of the Chief of Naval Operations.[3]

Quarters B[edit]

The first of the quarters to be built in 1801, this housed the second in command of the Yard. As with Quarters A, it was looted but not damaged during the 1814 Burning of Washington.[4][5]

Quarters C and D[edit]

Built in 1878 on top of the former reservoir, these two residences in a three story brick building housed the Naval Constructor and the Civil Engineer.[6]

Quarters E, F and G[edit]

Built around 1837, this building housed the Master of the Yard, the Surgeon, and a Lieutenant. It was smaller than normal for officers of this rank.[6]

Quarters H[edit]

Built sometime before 1824, the Gunner quarters were built against the wall separating the Yard from M street. The building was expanded and repaired throughout the late 1800s.[6]

Quarters K, L and M[edit]

An octagon building originally built for muster calls, it was modified to house three residences in 1889.[6]

Quarters N, O[edit]

Originally a paint shop built in 1865, which also served as a museum, this building was remodeled into two residences in 1891.[6]

Quarters P, Q[edit]

Standing next to the Latrobe Gate and the Marine barracks, this building housed the ranking Marine officer in charge of the guard. The building was added to and repaired throughout the late 1800s.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Gerson, Leonard. "NRHP Nomination Form: Quarters A". 2 January 1973. National Park Service. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Tingey House (Quarters A)". United States Navy. 2 March 1997. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Quarters B". United States Navy. 2 March 1997. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "HABS: Navy Quarters B". HABS. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "History of Officers Quarters". United States Navy. 20 October 1997. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 

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