By Catherine Logiudice
Recently, I revisited Fort Totten and to my dismay I noticed that most of its buildings and structures remain unused and are in serious disrepair. I was extremely surprised, considering Fort Totten is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Additionally, what I find to be more upsetting is that Fort Totten is home to the Bayside Historical Society.
Perhaps these once-military homes bear no historic siginficance; however, they are part of the fort and this issue needs to be addressed. In my opinion, this is more certainly a bureaucratic issue that has been thrown to the wayside. We need to raise awareness and/or funding to ensure that this Civil War treasure remains intact for future generations.