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Near Havre in Hill County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Company Officers' Quarters (Apartments)

Fort Assinniboine

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2019
1. Company Officers' Quarters (Apartments) Marker
Inscription.  A battlement-topped octagonal turret—a traditional military architectural symbol—distinguishes Fort Assinniboine’s Company Officers’ Quarters. Built in 1880 under supervision of Major J. C. C. Lee, the six-unit building asserted permanency and sophistication despite geographic isolation. The architecture particularly impressed a reporter visiting from Fort Benton in 1881, who called the buildings “strikingly handsome.” Usually, two unmarried junior infantry officers resided in each apartment. Unmarried junior cavalry officers lived in a second apartment building that once flanked the northeast end of officer’s row. The first floors of the almost identical apartments feature a vestibule, a parlor with a brick fireplace and decorative wooden mantel, a dining room, and a kitchen. A staircase with a turned wooden banister leads to the second-floor bedrooms. The officers occupied the two front bedrooms; their servants lived in the two rear bedrooms, accessed by a separate staircase. A senior officer lived in the apartment with the tower, which had two additional rooms. The apartments’ spacious and well-appointed interiors reflect
Company Officers' Quarters (Apartments) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2019
2. Company Officers' Quarters (Apartments) Marker
The marker is beside the lamppost.
the relative luxury that surrounded even the fort’s junior officers when not on patrol.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society; Department of the Interior, National Register of Historic Places.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program marker series.
 
Location. 48° 29.889′ N, 109° 47.759′ W. Marker is near Havre, Montana, in Hill County. Marker is on Fort Circle near 82nd Avenue West (Assinniboine Road). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Havre MT 59501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Library (within shouting distance of this marker); The Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Assinniboine (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Assiniboine (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Assinniboine (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Assinniboine (within shouting distance of this marker); John A. Burns (within shouting distance of this marker); Company Officer's Quarters (Duplexes) (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Exchange (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Havre.
 
More about this marker. This marker on the grounds of Fort Assinniboine.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2019
3. Company Officers' Quarters (Apartments)
Company Officers' Quarters (Apartments), backside image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2019
4. Company Officers' Quarters (Apartments), backside
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 18, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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