U.S. Navy Storehouse nominated to be registered as historic

The unassuming Storehouse #2 in the US Navy Fleet Supply Base in Brooklyn is on its way to becoming a registered Historic Place in New York.

Storehouse #2 is one of 25 properties in New York recommended for review for the State and National Registers of Historic Places by the New York State Board for Historic Preservation. Buildings listed on these registers are eligible for preservation services, such as grants and rehabilitation tax credits.

A historic landmark is defined as any buildings, structures, districts, landscapes, objects and sites significant in the history, architecture, archeology and culture of New York State and the nation. Storehouse #2 was one of two supply complexes built under the Preparedness Act of 1916 to aid in transit of supplies to Europe during World War I. Five decades later, the Storehouse retired from its services to the Navy and began to be commissioned for federal use, as it continues to be today.

After Storehouse #2 has been approved as a Historic Place in New York, it will then be nominated to the National Register of Historic Places. Once there, the building and its distinctive history will be recognized as a landmark to be preserved for future generations.

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