This project sheds light on an architectural historical loss in Brooklyn, NY. A recently demolished collection of early 19th century mansions in Brooklyn's Navy Yard has done away with decades of history after many years of neglect. These homes housed some of the highest ranking individuals in the Navy through the 1800's. A quote from the forward in A SHORT HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK NAVY YARD written in 1941 said it best;
"It will be noted that although the Navy Yard was organized in 1801, the first Commandant did not report until nearly six years later. The officers who have been assigned to duty as Commandants have come to this important office after having spent the greater part of their career in the manifold duties of the naval service from the time of their graduation from the Naval Academy. Not infrequently this post has been the culminating duty."