Statue of Liberty National Monument Employee Housing, Triplex, Liberty Island, New York County, NY
Significance: The Triplex on Liberty Island is a simple single-story brick building built in the early 1950s to house the Statue of Liberty National Monument's staff and their families. This three-unit structure has independent interiors; the three units have been arranged in a stepped manner with overlapping corners. While the Triplex and other employee housing units built on Liberty Island stand in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, they also constitute a distinct place in the island's landscape. Tucked away on the northwest end of the island, these dwellings have served to house various National Park Service employees (most recently the Superintendent and his wife) from 1952 to fall 2012 when Hurricane Sandy storms forced the final two residents to evacuate.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N2108
Survey number: HABS NY-6397-C
Building/structure dates: 1951-1952 Initial Construction