Formerly housing Admirals at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during the Civil War and the scene of balls and formal receptions, these mansions fell into ruin and are slated for demolition. Ivy has overgrown them, their windows are broken, doors gape open and greenery surrounds them inside and out. Soon they are slated for demolition.
To protest contact the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission commisioner here
Learn more here about the houses and the battle to preserve them