The Block House

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The Block House
NYC Landmark
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The Block House is located in New York City
The Block House
The Block House is located in New York
The Block House
The Block House is located in the US
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
NRHP reference # 72000863[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 24, 1972
Designated NYCL September 19, 1967

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.

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

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