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Governors Island, Castle Williams, New York Harbor near Hay & Andes Roads, New York, New York County, NY



B&W Photos

HB919468
North View From Helicopter

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Northeast View From Helicopter

HB919470
Aerial View Of Southeast Corner

HB919471
Southeast Corner, Ground Level

HB919472
Southeast Wall

HB919473
Southeast Entrance Detail

HB919474
South Wall

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Southwest Side

HB919476
Detail Of Window

HB919477
West Side

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East Side

HB919479
South Side, Vegetation Detail

HB919480
Northwest Interior Of Courtyard

HB919481
Courtyard Interior, Southwest Side

HB919482
Courtyard Interior, Southeast Corner

HB919483
Courtyard Interior, Stairtower, West Side

HB919484
Third Floor, North Stairway

HB919485
Rooftop View, West Courtyard Interior

HB919486
Rooftop View Of West Courtyard Interior

HB919487
Third Floor, Northeast Quadrant

HB919488
Isolation Cell

HB919489
Third Floor, North Quadrant

HB919490
Rooftop View Of North Interior Of Courtyard

HB919491
First Floor Plan (photocopy Of Drawing)

HB919492
Second Floor Plan (photocopy Of Drawing)

HB919493
Renovation And Alteration Of Castle Williams Building (photocopy Of Drawing)

HB919494
Preliminary Plans For Third Floor Renovation And Alteration (photocopy Of Drawing)

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Plan Of Prison, Second Tier (photocopy Of Drawing)


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Location
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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NY-5715-2
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-365, FN-366).
National Register Number: 85002435
Significance: Castle Williams, a three-tiered, circular, casemated fortification built between 1807 and 1810/11 served as a prototype for a new era of coastal fortification. Its massive masonry walls and design by American military engineer, Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Williams, were typical of fortifications erected in the years prior to the War of 1812 in what became known as the Second American System of fortifications. Williams was the Army's Chief Engineer and first superintendent of the Military Academy at West Point. At the time it was constructed,the Castle, which had the capability of mounting slightly over 100 guns, was one of the largest works in the defense system that effectively protected New York City and its harbor during the War of 1812. Today, it remains as one of the country's best preserved fortifications of its type.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. NORTH VIEW FROM HELICOPTER
2. NORTHEAST VIEW FROM HELICOPTER
3. AERIAL VIEW OF SOUTHEAST CORNER
4. SOUTHEAST CORNER, GROUND LEVEL
5. SOUTHEAST WALL
6. SOUTHEAST ENTRANCE DETAIL
7. SOUTH WALL
8. SOUTHWEST SIDE
9. DETAIL OF WINDOW
10. WEST SIDE
11. EAST SIDE
12. SOUTH SIDE, VEGETATION DETAIL
13. NORTHWEST INTERIOR OF COURTYARD
14. COURTYARD INTERIOR, SOUTHWEST SIDE
15. COURTYARD INTERIOR, SOUTHEAST CORNER
16. COURTYARD INTERIOR, STAIRTOWER, WEST SIDE
17. THIRD FLOOR, NORTH STAIRWAY
18. ROOFTOP VIEW, WEST COURTYARD INTERIOR
19. ROOFTOP VIEW OF WEST COURTYARD INTERIOR
20. THIRD FLOOR, NORTHEAST QUADRANT
21. ISOLATION CELL
22. THIRD FLOOR, NORTH QUADRANT
23. ROOFTOP VIEW OF NORTH INTERIOR OF COURTYARD
24. FIRST FLOOR PLAN (PHOTOCOPY OF DRAWING)
25. SECOND FLOOR PLAN (PHOTOCOPY OF DRAWING)
26. RENOVATION AND ALTERATION OF CASTLE WILLIAMS BUILDING (PHOTOCOPY OF DRAWING)
27. PRELIMINARY PLANS FOR THIRD FLOOR RENOVATION AND ALTERATION (PHOTOCOPY OF DRAWING)
28. PLAN OF PRISON, SECOND TIER (PHOTOCOPY OF DRAWING)


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