Quarters A, 1880

Throwback Thursday: Quarters A

Just west of the Navy Yard Broad Street entrance is Quarters A, the Navy Yard’s oldest building.  Built in 1874, it is a three-story, Italian Villa-style, white painted brick house for the Navy Yard’s civil engineer. From this building, the Navy civil engineer directed the dredging of the Reserve Basin in League Island’s back channel and the construction of a causeway extending Broad Street to the island. A street grid was established and buildings were grouped and built according to Navy department organization.

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Seven Places to Have Lunch at the Navy Yard While Lunch Truck Lineup is on Winter Break

After tomorrow, the Navy Yard’s famous #lunchtrucklineup program concludes for 2017 and will return in the spring. Until then, check out seven great places at the Navy Yard to satisfy your lunchtime needs!

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Navy Yard Running Club: Member Highlight

The Navy Yard Running Club (NYRC) is a diverse group of people who meet once a week for a run around the Navy Yard. The running club welcomes runners of all levels, and is made up of a mix of Navy Yard employees, neighbors from South Philly, and beyond! NYRC is led by dedicated volunteers like Brittney Paye, who loves to share her passion of running with others.

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Mercer Cafe celebrates its two and a half year anniversary!

This week, Mercer Cafe at the Navy Yard celebrates its two and a half year anniversary! We stopped by the 15th & Kitty Hawk eatery to see what’s new since its grand opening in May 2015.

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