While the National Guard has been steadily lowering expectations that it might actually fulfill its promise to fortify and preserve the Brooklyn Navy Yard's Timber Shed, the only Admiral's Row building it planned to restore has also fallen into an irreparable state.
According to the Fort Greene-Clinton Hill Patch, a National Guard letter sent to local politicians last Thursday states that so-called Building B (a former officer's home) is now too damaged to preserve.
Its design is attributed to architect Thomas U. Walter. It appears to have been built before 1859 and is one of the oldest of the quarters in Admiral's Row. It does not appear to match one of the buildings in the 1859 view though; possibly indicating that it was significantly altered soon after or about 1859. This quarters is the largest single residence in Admiral’s Row and the one with the highest level of detailing.
So, when will the absurdly long bureaucratic process of transferring the property from the useless National Guard to the preservation-minded Navy Yard be complete? Maybe by the middle of the year.