Fort Ritchie in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Robert F. Barrick Memorial Library
Barrick had only a seventh grade education and his knowledge of engineering was limited to that gained from books in his free time. Supplementing this with practical experience, natural talent, and determination, Barrick drew plans for, and directed the construction of, every stone building on the post.
This building was originally an officers dining hall.
Barrick was promoted to major in 1937 and, in 1942, received a Regular Army commission. He retired in 1953 with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He died in Frederick in 1966.
This library is dedicated to his memory.
Location. 39° 42.37′ N, 77° 29.633′ W. Marker is in Fort Ritchie, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Barrick Avenue and Boyd Street, on the right when traveling west on Barrick Avenue. Touch for map. Located in front of the Barrick Memorial Library on Fort Ritchie. Marker is in this post office area: Cascade MD 21719, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Military Intelligence Training Center (a few steps from this marker); WW II Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); D-Day Anniversary (about 400 feet away); The Ice Lakes (approx. 0.2 miles away); War Returns to South Mountain (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Trolley Line (approx. 1.2 miles away in Pennsylvania); Dr. Henry Harbaugh (approx. 2.1 miles away in Pennsylvania); Monterey Academy (approx. 2.2 miles away in Pennsylvania). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Ritchie.
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