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Second Officer's House

 
 
Second Officer's House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 21, 2008
1. Second Officer's House Marker
The Number 5 denotes the tour stop number.
Inscription. The Second Officer's House or Quarters B is believed to contain elements of an existing eighteenth century farmhouse. Erected as a simple two and one-half story Federal style brick house late in 1801, the Second Officer's House may have incorporated parts of an old farmhouse and then the eastern boundary wall of the Yard. The house escaped destruction when the British invaded Washington in 1814 and was substantially altered and enlarged in the later nineteenth century. The Second Officer's House served as a barracks for Union troops during the Civil War but returned to its original function as quarters for the Yard's second ranking officer shortly afterwards. It has been occupied most recently by a Senior Flag Officer stationed in the Washington Area. (Marker Number No 5.)
 
Location. 38° 52.53′ N, 76° 59.646′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Warrington Avenue, SE, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is inside the Washington Navy Yard, at the northeast corner of Leutze Park. Marker is in this post office area: Washington Navy Yard DC 20374, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Leutze Park Gun Collection (within shouting distance of this marker); Optical Tower - Second Officers House
Second Officer's House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 21, 2008
2. Second Officer's House Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Leutze Park - Marine Corps Historical Center (within shouting distance of this marker); The Washington Navy Yard (within shouting distance of this marker); Latrobe Gate - Tingey House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Center for Naval History - The Navy Museum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dudley Knox Center for Naval History (about 300 feet away); Naval Historical Foundation (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
Categories. Military
 
Second Officer's House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 21, 2008
3. Second Officer's House
 
 
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