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Fort Stanton in Lincoln County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Nurse's Quarters

Site of Building 11

 
 
Nurse's Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, July 18, 2015
1. Nurse's Quarters Marker
Inscription. This building was constructed in 1940 on the site of building 11 (formerly barracks and then the original tubercular hospital). While it does not match the style or construction of most of the original fort buildings, it does reflect the Territorial design of historic New Mexico. This large building was used as a dormitory to house single nurses working at the hospital.

‘Having contracted tuberculosis in Iowa and being hospitalized myself, I welcomed the opportunity to serve my fellow T.B. patients as a nurse at the Fort Stanton Hospital.’

Lola Hulbert Spragg, Registered Nurse

Marker photo caption: Nurse’s quarters ‘day room’ under construction.
 
Erected 2014 by Fort Stanton Historic Site.
 
Location. 33° 29.628′ N, 105° 31.64′ W. Marker is in Fort Stanton, New Mexico, in Lincoln County. Marker can be reached from Parade Ground north of Kit Carson Road. Click for map. This marker faces the parade ground and is accessible only by walking. 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. Commissary Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Officer's Quarters
Nurse's Quarters and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, July 18, 2015
2. Nurse's Quarters and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Administration Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); L.G. Murphy Sutler Store (about 300 feet away); Guardhouse (about 300 feet away); Commanding Officer's Quarters (about 400 feet away); Hospital Administration (about 400 feet away); Barracks / Dining Hall (about 500 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, CastlesScience & Medicine
 
Nurse's Quarters viewed from the Commanding Officer's Quarters across the parade ground. image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, July 18, 2015
3. Nurse's Quarters viewed from the Commanding Officer's Quarters across the parade ground.
Color picture postcard of the Fort Stanton Nurses Quarters as viewed from Kit Carson Road. image. Click for full size.
circa 1950s
4. Color picture postcard of the Fort Stanton Nurses Quarters as viewed from Kit Carson Road.
Nurse's Quarters 'day room' today. image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, July 22, 2015
5. Nurse's Quarters 'day room' today.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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