“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fort Stanton in Lincoln County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Fort Administration Building

Building 9

Fort Administration Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, July 18, 2015
1. Fort Administration Building Marker
Inscription. This building, like most others on the parade ground, was first constructed in 1855 as a single story, stone structure. It included an Adjutant’s office, library, and guard house. Later remodels added a second floor and arched porch. It was known as the amusement building by the hospital and included a general store, telephone exchange, post office and a 174 seat theater on the second floor.

‘Movies were shown two nights a week, one for the patients and the next for the staff. Admission was a dime for adults and a nickel for kids’

Dana Kusianovich Henderson, Resident
Erected 2014 by Fort Stanton Historic Site.
Location. 33° 29.639′ N, 105° 31.588′ W. Marker is in Fort Stanton, New Mexico, in Lincoln County. Marker can be reached from Parade Ground near New Mexico Route 220. Click for map. Marker faces the parade ground and is accessible only by foot. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Stanton NM 88323, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Guardhouse (a few steps from this marker); Hospital Administration (within shouting distance of this marker); Barracks / Dining Hall (within shouting
Fort Administration Building image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, July 18, 2015
2. Fort Administration Building
distance of this marker); Nurse's Quarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); TB Tent Cottages (about 300 feet away); Commissary Warehouse (about 300 feet away); New Hospital (about 300 feet away); Officer's Quarters (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Stanton.
More about this marker. This marker is one of an impressive complement of bronze markers with photo etchings which describe the extensive physical remains of historic Fort Stanton, New Mexico.
Also see . . .  Fort Stanton Historic Site, Lincoln County NM. (Submitted on July 22, 2015, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas.)
Categories. Forts, CastlesIndustry & Commerce
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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