Brooklyn Navy Yard - Photo #58 - WPA construction

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"One of the older buildings of the yard was a large three-story structure with granite walls, which had become obsolete, and unsuitable for modern shop purposes. This building was entirely reconstructed by removing the second- and third-floor structures and reducing the height by one story, as shown in figure J-7. The excess granite was reused in constructing a large addition one one side."[1,p.85]
  1. Public Works of the Navy, US Government Printing Office, Washington DC, Bulletin 38, May 1937.