Quarters A, Brooklyn Navy Yard

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Quarters A, Brooklyn Navy Yard
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North side in springtime
Quarters A, Brooklyn Navy Yard is located in New York City
Quarters A, Brooklyn Navy Yard
Quarters A, Brooklyn Navy Yard is located in New York
Quarters A, Brooklyn Navy Yard
Quarters A, Brooklyn Navy Yard is located in the US
Quarters A, Brooklyn Navy Yard
Location Brooklyn, New York
Coordinates 40°42′8.57″N 73°58′49.19″W / 40.7023806°N 73.9803306°W / 40.7023806; -73.9803306Coordinates: 40°42′8.57″N 73°58′49.19″W / 40.7023806°N 73.9803306°W / 40.7023806; -73.9803306
Built 1805
Architect Charles Bulfinch; John McComb, Jr.
NRHP reference # 74001252
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 30, 1974[1]
Designated NHL May 30, 1974[2]

Quarters A, Brooklyn Navy Yard is a three story federal style residence house of the commander Mathew C. Perry of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It was built between 1805 and 1806. Quarter A is currently located in the Vineger hill part of Brooklyn.[3] The current address is 24 Evans Street in Brooklyn, NY.[4] It was home to Commodore Matthew C. Perry at the time of his opening of Japan.[5] Contrary to a popular misconception, Quarters A is not located on Admiral's Row; it is actually located in Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn, New York. Perry occupied the quarter between 1833 and 1834.[6]The house is now privately owned and not open to the public. The home is visible through iron gates on Evan street. Quarters A is surrounded by sharp fence drop-off into the Brooklyn Navy Yard, along with a long seven foot- high wall with a high iron locked gate. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974.[2][7]The current owners of the Commandant's House are Charles Gilbert and Jennifer Jones, who purchased it in 1997 .[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Quarters A, Brooklyn Navy Yard". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-11. 
  3. ^ "Quarters A, Brooklyn Naval Yard". Clio. Retrieved 2017-05-08. 
  4. ^ Morris), Suzanne Spellen (aka Montrose (2012-04-26). "Building of the Day: 24 Evans Street | Brownstoner". Brownstoner. Retrieved 2017-05-08. 
  5. ^ http://focus.nps.gov/pdfhost/docs/NHLS/Text/74001252.pdf
  6. ^ "Matthew C. Perry". Biography.com. Retrieved 2017-05-07. 
  7. ^ Benjamin Levy and Blanche Higgins (November 13, 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Quarters A" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying photos, from 1963 and 1973 (2.20 MB)
  8. ^ "The Commandant's House is the sweetest landmark in Vinegar Hill | Brooklyn Daily Eagle". www.brooklyneagle.com. Retrieved 2017-05-07. 

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