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428-GX-KN-28810: Building 1, Washington Navy Yard, 1979

428-GX-KN-28810:  Building 1, Washington Navy Yard, 1979.   The Navy Yard Visitor Center, built in approximately 1838 as the Commandant’s Office, the building was used at one time as the first telephone exchange and, after 1947, as the Post Office. In later years, the building was converted to officer’s quarters.  It now serves the role again as the Commandant’s Office.   Photographed by PH3 Richard McDill, August 1979.  U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: Building 1, Washington Navy Yard, 2005. Building, previously the quarters for the Commandant of the Washington Navy Yard, currently undergoing renovations. The Washington Navy Yard is the Navy’s oldest shore establishment, in operation since 1799. Upon completion, Building 1 will be the Commandant’s office along with his personal staff. Photographed by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Jeff Blakley. Official U.S. Navy Photograph.
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