In May of 2009, after decades of neglect by the Federal Government and years of wrangling among preservationists and Navy Yard officials, it was announced that the Timber Shed and one of the historic residences on Admiral’s Row would be preserved while the nine other residences would be demolished to make way for, among other things, a supermarket. This past April, though, finding that the Shed was in worse structural shape than they originally thought, National Guard representatives said that it was possible that the historic structure would not be preserved but that it might instead be “something with the same footprint that is similar in type and feel,” a ridiculous idea in our opinion. Since then the site has been left to continue its decomposition, though concern about the brick wall along Navy Street led to the sidewalk being fenced off a few months ago. Then at the end of last week, a large new supporting structure went up along the wall. According to an n official at the National Guard, “it is being done so that in the event that the Timber Shed collapses, the large structure located only three feet within the wall, will not fall toward the street and injure anyone.” No word on the timeline for determining the final fate of the structure itself though. UPDATE: There is a meeting scheduled for November 17 with the “consulting parties” to discuss the future of the Shed.
Timber Shed Might Not Be Saved After All [Brownstoner]
It’s Curtains for Most of Admiral’s Row [Brownstoner]
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