Governors Island Historic District 
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Full Address: New York Harbor
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Year Built: 1776
Year Designated: 1996
Year Published: 1996
Architect: Charles Coolidge Haight, McKim Mead & White
Key words: landfill, military, United States Army, Fort Jay, Lt. Col. Jonathan Williams, Castle Williams, Governors House, The New York Arsenal, Fort Columbus, Nolan Park, Military Division of the Atlantic, Department of the East, Chapel of St. Cornelius the Centurion, Construction Division of the Office of the Quartmaster General, YMCA, Work Progress Administration, glacis, parade ground, Nolan Park, Buttermilk Channel, Regimental Row, Major Dennis E. Nolan, Wouter Van Twiller, The Holland Society, Pagganck, Carnarsse Indians, Adriaen Block, "Nutt Island", Cyrn Fredericksen, Lord Cornbury, Sir William Pepperell, Regiment of Foot, "The Kings Royal Rifle Corps", Bunker Hill Regiment, defensive fortification, First American System, General Hancock, Sundry Civil Act of 1901, United States Coast Guard, Ronald Reagan, historic district
Architectural Styles:
   Beaux Arts
   Colonial Revival
   Greek Revival
   Romanesque Revival

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