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2017-10-10 12:00:002017-10-10 13:00:00America/New_YorkBuilding of the Day: Naval Cemetery LandscapeToday, the Naval Cemetery Landscape provides a place for ret
Naval Cemetery Landscape 1-63 Williamsburg Street West Brooklyn NY 11249
Oct 10, 2017
Today, the Naval Cemetery Landscape provides a place for retreat and remembrance. In previous centuries the 1.7 acre site was used as an unmarked burial ground serving the Brooklyn Naval Hospital. Decommissioned in the 1920s, the Naval Cemetery Landscape is now the first park along the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. The gatehouse provides the threshold to a memorial meadow and sacred grove, framed by an undulating boardwalk lifted above a warm-season grass and wildflower meadow.
Architect: Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects with Marvel Architects
Tour Guide: Jeffrey Longhenry, Senior Associate, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects
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