“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Bldg 92

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center


—Building 92: United States Marine Commandant's Residence —

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Building 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, July 14, 2016
1. BLDG 92 Marker
Inscription. Thomas Ustick Walter (1804-1887) is considered one of America's most important 19th-century architects. A founder and early President of the American Institute of Architects, he designed the cast-iron dome of the U.S. Capitol and served as Architect of the Capitol from 1851-1865.

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.
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Greene Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Greene Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fowler

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Building 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, July 14, 2016
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(approx. ¾ mile away); Clinton Hill Historic District (approx. 0.8 miles away); Where the Dodgers Made Baseball History and Jackie Robinson Changed America (approx. one mile away); Brooklyn Borough Hall (approx. one mile away); Evacuation Site – Fulton Landing (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
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-
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Building 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, July 14, 2016
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Platinum Status from the US Green Buildings Council, the highest designation for sustainable buildings.

The mission of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92 is to celebrate the Navy Yard’s past, present and future, and to promote the role the Yard and its tenants play as an engine for job creation and sustainable urban industrial growth. By providing access to exhibits, public tours, educational programs, archival resources and workforce development services, BLDG 92 reinforces the Yard’s unique bonds with the community and inspires future generations to become industrial innovators and entrepreneurs.

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
Categories. ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceWar, US RevolutionaryWar, World II
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2016, by Building 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 23 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.
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