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2016 AIA Chapter Award

A project that I photogaphed of the restoration of the Watchbox at the Washington Navy Yard has been awarded a 2016 AIA Chapter Award for Excellemnce in Historic Resources. The architect on the project was EYP Architecture and Engineering and the contractor was Summit Construction & Environmental Services. Originally built at the Navy Yard in 1853-1854 it was passed by President Lincoln numerous times, including the day he was assinated. In 1906 the structure was moved to the Naval Proving Ground at Indian Head and spent the next quarter century with various occupants, but then in 1932 was left to the elemnts. In 1997 the building's historic significence as a wood-framed guardhouse from before the Civil War was recognized and eventually it was moved back to the Navy Yard for the restoration.