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

Officer's Quarters (106)

 
 
Officer's Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
1. Officer's Quarters Marker
Inscription. This frame officer's quarters in the only one of seven built between 1883 and 1886 to have survived without significant modifications. Like many of the post's residences, it was built around a large central hallway that runs the length of the house. This hallway aided circulation during the summer months and also allowed for flexibility in the residence's use: it could be used as a dormitory for bachelor officers, divided to house two officers with small families, or occupied exclusively by the large family of a high-ranking officer. A picket fence originally ran along the front yards of all the houses of Officers' Row, with a boardwalk and kerosene lamppost separating them from the dirt road. The neat domestic appearance of these houses helped to reinforce the small town atmosphere of the post. An extensive rehabilitation of this building was completed in 1999.
 
Erected by Fort Apache Historic Park and the White Mountain Apache Tribe.
 
Location. 33° 47.5′ N, 109° 59.324′ 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.
Officer's Quarters and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
2. Officer's Quarters and Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. B.I.A. Club House (105) (within shouting distance of this marker); Officers' Quarters (107, 108, 109) (within shouting distance of this marker); Commanding Officers' Quarters (104) (within shouting distance of this marker); Parade Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Adjutant's Office (117) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Captain's Quarters (102 and 103) (about 400 feet away); Theodore Roosevelt School (118) (about 500 feet away); Boys' Dormitory (116) (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 the left as you enter the park.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Apache Historic Park. (Submitted on October 11, 2010.)
2. Officer's Quarters, Circa 1886. The Fort Apache Walking Tour description of the Captain's Quarters, Building 106. (Submitted on October 11, 2010.) 

3. Fort Apache History. The White Mountain Apache Tripe tells the history of the area including photos. (Submitted on October 11, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWars, US Indian
 
Photo Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
3. Photo Displayed on Marker
5th Calvary on Parade Ground, circa 1903. Officer's Quarters 106 is is second from right.

Nohwike' Bagowa Collection
Officer's Quarters image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
4. Officer's Quarters
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 586 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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