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Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook, NJ

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 23 January 2015 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

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...repairs of their sagging porch roofs is underway.

The original 1896 plan consisted of 32 buff brick buildings that included officers quarters, barracks, a Bachelor Officers' Quarters, post headquarters, hospital, guardhouse, quartermaster storehouse, and bakery. The heavier, more costly buff colored brick was chosen because it was less porous than traditional red brick. The foundations were either stone or brick and the roofs were slate. The most impressive of the buildings were the 18 homes on "Officers' Row." For these, Murray wanted a simple style not "lacking in beauty." For simplicity and to reduce maintenance, they were without gingerbread work. The four barracks, built across the parade ground from Officers' Row, would have "handsome and massive porches."

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January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.

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Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I think I saw some such photo on your blog before and I liked it at that time, as I like it NOW!

23 Jan 2015 7:30am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I have a feeling that major restoration is going to be required there . .

23 Jan 2015 7:38am

Devi from Chennai, India

A feast for the eye here....
uniformly renovated !!!

23 Jan 2015 11:40am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

Non of the barracks I was stationed in looked as good as this :-)

23 Jan 2015 12:11pm

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

I like the repetition. Looks like one building, duplicated multiple times, right down to the porch supports.

23 Jan 2015 12:17pm

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Beautiful warm colors.

23 Jan 2015 12:29pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

A wonderful capture of the street and houses Judy.... the houses are impressive and worth the repair, I think. The colors & clarity make this a lovely visual!

23 Jan 2015 3:49pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautifully captured and nice to know they plan to restore those porches too

23 Jan 2015 4:25pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

superbe ces couleurs

24 Jan 2015 4:17pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

So very uniform and duplicated the homes look ... great pov and shot! Great information too!

24 Jan 2015 7:40pm

Robert D. Burr from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Hopefully they are going to restore these beautiful homes.

9 Feb 2015 5:18pm

@Robert D. Burr: Yes, the old officers' quarters will be restored when the national park system comes up with the funds.