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Navy Yard Building 1, Commandant’s Headquarters 1905

June 30, 2009
Commandant's Headquarters original drawing

Commandant's Headquarters original drawing

1908 Postcard of Commandant's Offices

1908 Postcard of Commandant's Offices

Building Today

Building Today

The Navy bought land here in 1901 and Building 1, the Commandant’s Headquarters was built by 1905. It stands on the site of the Turnbull House which burned before the Navy took over the property. It is an excellent example of Italian Renaissance Revival architecture. It is a contributing structure in the Officers Housing Historic District that is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The building was converted to duplex Officers housing in 1919 and designated Quarters H & I. Large porches were added to the original design. Today the building is an event space and backdrop for the popular Lifetime Television series, Army Wives.

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