The Block House

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The Block House
The Block House is located in New York City
The Block House
Location New York, New York
Coordinates 40°41′20″N 74°0′50″W / 40.68889°N 74.01389°W / 40.68889; -74.01389Coordinates: 40°41′20″N 74°0′50″W / 40.68889°N 74.01389°W / 40.68889; -74.01389
Area less than one acre
Built 1843
Architect Martin E. Thompson
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body New York City
NRHP Reference # 72000863[1]
Added to NRHP July 24, 1972

The Block House is a brick building in the Nolan Park area of Governors Island in New York Harbor. Its name is due to its early use as a prison.[2] Ulysses S. Grant was briefly stationed there early in his military career.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ Landmark sign on side of building

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