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

Officer's Quarters

Building 3

 
 
Officer's Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, July 18, 2015
1. Officer's Quarters Marker
Inscription. This building was constructed in 1883 of adobe. It was designed to house two officers and their families. During the hospital years, it was used as doctor’s housing, boasting two finely appointed apartments.

What a privilege it was to be stationed at this high facility. Only doctors were sent there who had pulmonary disease, and so were not required to work very hard. The cool air, the beautiful starlit nights, the riding horses, the mountain trails, the cattle, the wild game, the trout fishing, victory gardening, the golf course and many other forms of recreation available were all a joy I shall never forget.

Dr. Albert C. Rood, 1944
 
Erected 2014 by Fort Stanton Historic Site.
 
Location. 33° 29.711′ N, 105° 31.607′ W. Marker is in Fort Stanton, New Mexico, in Lincoln County. Marker can be reached from Parade Ground near State Road 220. Click for map. This marker faces the parade ground and is only accessible 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. A different marker also named Officer’s Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Commanding Officer's Quarters
Officer's Quarters Fort Stanton NM image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, July 18, 2015
2. Officer's Quarters Fort Stanton NM
(within shouting distance of this marker); Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); New Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); CCC Camp/German Internment Camp (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Officer's Quarters (about 400 feet away); Barracks / Dining Hall (about 400 feet away); Commissary Warehouse (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, CastlesScience & Medicine
 
Historic photo of officer's quarters (right forground) described by the marker. image. Click for full size.
circa 1890s
3. Historic photo of officer's quarters (right forground) described by the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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