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Officers’ Mess Plattsburgh Barracks

 
 
Officers' Mess Plattsburgh Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, August 12, 2014
1. Officers' Mess Plattsburgh Barracks Marker
Inscription. The stately structures surrounding the parade oval are the facilities of Plattsburgh Barracks, an active U.S. Army Post until 1944. The original installation was built during 1893-97 on the site of a military outpost which was established during the War of 1812. Later expansion of the post continued until the mid 1930's.

This structure marks the northern boundary of the original construction, built in 1894. It housed the Officers' Dining Room and Social Club as well as living quarters for bachelor officers. This was the social center of the post. Here the Regimental Commander and his officers enjoyed respite and entertained visiting dignitaries.

In 1980, the building was renovated and remodeled as part of a major project to preserve and better utilize the facilities of this historic military reservation.
 
Location. 44° 41.36′ N, 73° 26.905′ W. Marker is in Plattsburgh, New York, in Clinton County. Marker is on U. S. Oval. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plattsburgh NY 12903, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memorial Chapel (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Brown (about 700 feet away); U.S. Fort Brown (about 700 feet

Officers' Mess image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, August 12, 2014
2. Officers' Mess
away); The Remarkable One-Armed Joe Forkey (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Plattsburgh Bay (approx. 0.3 miles away); Zephaniah Platt Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Plattsburgh Barracks Veterans Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Afghanistan and Iraq/ Plattsburgh Barracks Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Plattsburgh.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 197 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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