Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Admiral's Row II

17 comments:

alarm systems said...

The photo is artistically taken.

Riet said...

Beautiful and sad. BOth of them.

Luis Gomez said...

Like them.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

WIKI says "Although Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation president Andrew Kimball has claimed that the residences have been damaged beyond repair by the elements, the report prepared by the United States Army Corps of Engineers refutes this claim, suggesting that the residences are not only excellent candidates for rehabilitation, but meet all eligibility requirements for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places, both individually and as a district. The New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has agreed with this assessment and has suggested that alternatives to demolition, including adaptive reuse, must be considered." These buildings sit on 8 acres so I guess the Navy Yard Development Corporation won -- now they can go develop hopefully in good conscience. -- barbara

Ken Mac said...

"Development Corporation" says it all

biebkriebels said...

Did they start to demolish it already? Such a shame...

altadenahiker said...

Oh, those two windows.

Rose from Oz is Back! said...

I never tire of seeing Admirals Row photographed and presented. So many stories hidden within. Abandoned and forgotten buildings always leave me sad. Wonderful photos here.

RuneE said...

Rusty bricks and "No stopping anytime"

Kitty said...
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Kitty said...

it's a cool stretch of road. I recall the sidewalk is very narrow there?

you can't help but gawk at these buildings when there. Nice series, Ken

Banjo52 said...

I bet they could be elegant again. I'm sure it's a matter of how much more money new buildings can bring in.

Petrea Burchard said...

If entropy weren't so sad it would be my favorite thing.

Marjie said...

So sad when formerly pretty buildings are left to die.

Those historical boards always want things preserved, but with these buildings having been gutted by time, it would be better to raze them and leave a park there.

Ken Mac said...

These "formerly pretty buildings" are still beautiful.

Virginia said...

This is some serious shabby chic KM. I"ve missed you. Busy me. Bon weekend my friend.
V

Tash said...

Back in the day, my father-in-law escorted the Admiral's daughter to dances...probably from one of these houses.