Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Lieutenant's Quarters Building 02, Fort Hancock

Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Historic Site Management
Grant Award: $50,000 (2012)
Grant Recipient: The AIDS Resource Foundation for Children
County: Monmouth
Municipality: Middletown

Fort Hancock played a major role in the defense of New York/New Jersey Harbor. British and Loyalist troops occupied Sandy Hook during the Revolutionary War, and as methods for warfare modernized, Fort Hancock evolved from a permanent masonry fort manned by heavy artillery used to protect sea lanes, to an air defense role using anti-aircraft batteries and finally Nike missiles during the Cold War. Located in the Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook Proving Ground Historic District, Building 02 is one of a series of eighteen nearly identical residences constructed for officer’s housing along Hartshorne Drive on the western side of the Sandy Hook peninsula. The buff-colored, two and half story brick buildings were constructed in 1898-1899 and were known as Officer’s Row.

The Trust grant will help fund the preparation of design and construction documents for the building’s adaptive use as a bed and breakfast training facility for young adults affected by HIV/AIDS.

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