Brooklyn Navy Yard Center
— Building 92: United States Marine Commandant's Residence —
Walter designed Building 92 as part of the U.S. Marine Corps complex in 1858. It is the last standing building of the 3.5-acre complex that included Marine Officers' Quarters, Barracks and a Gate House. Marines were stationed as guards at the Navy Yard for more than 150 years.
Erected by Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce • War, US Revolutionary • War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
Location. 40° 41.881′ N, 73° 58.404′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is at the intersection of Flushing Ave and Carlton Ave, on the right when traveling west on Flushing Ave. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 63 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn NY 11205, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8
More about this marker. Historical bronze plaque on the gate in front of the brick entrance of BLDG 92.
Regarding Bldg 92. Building 92, the former Marine Commandant’s residence, serves as the Yard’s public face, gateway, and ambassador, and home of the first major exhibition to tell the story of the Yard. After the federal government decommissioned the Yard in 1966, the stately building sank into advanced disrepair. BNYDC seized the opportunity to preserve the historic structure for an exemplary demonstration of creative adaptive reuse. The new design weds the renovated historic structure to a 4-story modern extension that houses BNYDC's Employment Center, leasable space, classrooms and meeting/event space. The entire site has received LEED Certification- Platinum Status from the US Green Buildings Council, the highest designation for sustainable buildings.
The mission of the Brooklyn Navy
The Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92 is an exhibition, visitors and employment center that is operated as a program of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC). BNYDC is the non-profit corporation that manages the Brooklyn Navy Yard on behalf of its owner, the City of New York. BNYDC's mission is to promote local economic development and job creation, develop underutilized areas and oversee modernization of the Yard’s infrastructure and assets while maintaining its historical integrity.
Additional keywords. naval, shipbuilding, military, BNYDC, employment, center, industry, development, history, revolutionary, war, world, II, workforce, exhibit
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2016, by Building 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 14, 2016, by Building 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard of Brooklyn, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.