Governors IslandThe Governor's House was constructed in 1813 as a guardhouse for the Island. Its location on a bluff overlooking Buttermilk Channel and the primary Island dock was ideally suited for this purpose. By 1824, it was used as the residence for the commanding officer of the post. The commanding officer continued to live here until the Commanding Officer's Quarters, located two doors to the south, was completed in 1843. At that time, the Governor's House was used as offices for the post commander, while the basement continued to be used as a guardhouse until approximately 1863.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 12:52am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 583368 N 4504909|
|Decimal Degrees||40.69086667, -74.01331667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 41.452', W 74° 0.799'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 41' 27.12" N, 74° 0' 47.94" W|
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|Area Code(s)||718, 212, 917|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-102 Andes Rd, New York NY 11231, US|
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