Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Commandant's Mansion, Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn

Taking a walk in Vinegar Hill, we ran across the Admiral's Mansion at Little and Evans Street. Overlooking the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the mansion was built about 1810.

This graceful building was the home of various Naval Yard commanders, including Commodore Matthew Perry.

UPDATE: The mansion is more properly called the Commandant's Mansion. You can find more information in this article in the NY Times.

Photo of mansion by MK Metz
Photo of Commodore Perry Library of Congress; Wikipedia


Hunter Stuart said...

Are there any photos in existence of this house from another perspective? And, who lives there now?

mcbrooklyn said...

Check out the update we've added above.