Quarters A

Also known as: Commander's Quarters, Matthew C. Perry House, Commandant's House
Evans Street, U.S. Naval Facility, New York, New York


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As Commandant of the Navy Yard (1841-43), Commodore Matthew C. Perry occupied Quarters A, residence of the Yard's commanding officers since its construction. Perry's mission to Japan (1854) opened that country to Western trade. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 30, 1974

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 30, 1974
Reference number
Areas of significance
Military; Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Historic function
Institutional housing
Current function
Institutional housing
Periods of significance
1800-1824; 1825-1849
Significant years
1805; 1841; 1843
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3

Update Log 

  • February 13, 2018: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett