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Fort Hamilton Officers’ Club

This is a membership club

 
 
Fort Hamilton Officers’ Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2008
1. Fort Hamilton Officers’ Club Marker
Inscription. This casemate fort, named in honor of Alexander Hamilton, was constructed during the years 1825 – 1831 as part of the New York Harbor coastal defense network. It is situated on the site of the two earlier earthworks. One was a 1778 British fortification and the other was an 1814 U.S. Army fortification named Fort Lewis. In 1938, the casemate fort was renovated and converted into the Fort Hamilton Officers’ Club. The fort received National Historic Landmark status 7 July 1974 and New York City Landmark status on 8 March 1977.
 
Location. 40° 36.56′ N, 74° 1.959′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on Sheridan Loop, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of Fort Hamilton. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11218, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Hamilton (here, next to this marker); June 1975 (here, next to this marker); Spanish 24-Pounder (within shouting distance of this marker); On July 4, 1776 (within shouting distance of this marker); 13-inch Seacoast Mortar, Pattern 1861 (within shouting distance
Markers in Fort Hamilton image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2008
2. Markers in Fort Hamilton
The Fort Hamilton Officers' Club marker is one of three found at this location.
of this marker); The Caponier (within shouting distance of this marker); M1857 12 Pounder Napoleon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Projectiles for U.S. 20-inch Rodman Gun (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a bas relief portrait of Alexander Hamilton.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Fort Hamilton Officers’ Club image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2008
3. Fort Hamilton Officers’ Club
The marker can be seen in this photo at the foot of the steps at the entrance of the Fort Hamilton Country Club.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,960 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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