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Fort Apache in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Commanding Officers’ Quarters (104)

 
 
Commanding Officers' Quarters (104) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
1. Commanding Officers' Quarters (104) Marker
Inscription. A classic Victorian mansion, this building clearly represents some of the Army's architectural motivations. Recognizing the difficulties for officers and their families of being assigned to remote posts, the Army built homes such as this one to provide a measure of urbanity. The placement of this imposing structure at the center of Officers' Row, with the status of residents decreasing proportionally with distance from the center, mirrors the social and organizational stratification of a military post.

Built in 1892 of fire resistant stone, this building was the fifth Commanding Officer's Quarters at the post. As the highest status residence, the C.O. Quarters hosted many visiting dignitaries and distinguished guests. Among these visitors was President Theodore Roosevelt who visited the region at least four times between 1911 and 1917.
 
Erected by Fort Apache Historic Park and the White Mountain Apache Tribe.
 
Location. 33° 47.487′ N, 109° 59.365′ W. Marker is in Fort Apache, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker is on General Crook Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located at the Fort Apache Historic Park, 0.7 miles east of AZ-73 on Fort Apache Road. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Apache AZ 85926, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Commanding Officers' Quarters and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
2. Commanding Officers' Quarters and Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Parade Ground (a few steps from this marker); B.I.A. Club House (105) (within shouting distance of this marker); Officer's Quarters (106) (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain's Quarters (102 and 103) (within shouting distance of this marker); Officers' Quarters (107, 108, 109) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Girls' Dormitory (120) (about 400 feet away); T.R. School Cafeteria (119) (about 400 feet away); First Commanding Officer's Quarters (101) (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Apache.
 
More about this marker. All visitors to Fort Apache Historic Park must first register and pay admission at Culture Center, just to left as you enter the park.
 
Also see . . .
1. Commanding Officers' Quarters, Circa 1893. The Fort Apache Walking Tour description of the Commanding Officers' Quarters, Building 104. (Submitted on October 10, 2010.) 

2. Fort Apache History. The White Mountain Apache Tripe tells the history of the area including photos. (Submitted on October 10, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Photo Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
3. Photo Displayed on Marker
Commanding Officer's Quarters view from Barracks Row, circa 1893.

Nohwike' Bagowa Collection
Photo Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
4. Photo Displayed on Marker
Apache Scouts, soldiers, officers and officers' family members after a hunting trip.

Nohwike' Bagowa collection.
Commanding Officers' Quarters on left & B.I.A. Club House on right. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
5. Commanding Officers' Quarters on left & B.I.A. Club House on right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 518 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on .   5. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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