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Fort Peck in Valley County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Fort Peck Administration Building

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2019
1. Fort Peck Administration Building Marker
Inscription.  The Administration Building was built in 1934 to house management operations for the construction and maintenance of Fort Peck Dam and Lake. Construction of Fort Peck Dam was one of the most ambitious public works projects and symbolized the New Deal in Montana. As many as 10,500 workers participated in construction activities during the 1930s, and as many as 50,000 lived in the surrounding communities. While the Swiss Chalet style (popularized in the West by the National Park Service from the early 1900s to the 1920s) dominates the town, the Colonial Revival style Administration Building stands eloquently apart. Front and rear porches, window shutters, and a clay tile roof with parapet and octagonal cupola embellish the austere symmetrical plan that aptly conveys the building’s significance. During intense construction of the 1930s, wood frame wings were added to house payroll offices and construction staff, while two bunkhouses on the east side accommodated workers. These temporary structures were later removed. Today the Administration Building still presides over the area, home of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Peck Lake office, and
Fort Peck Administration Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2019
2. Fort Peck Administration Building and Marker
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Erected by Montana Historical Society; Department of the Interior, National Register of Historic Places.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1934.
 
Location. 48° 0.588′ N, 106° 26.722′ W. Marker is in Fort Peck, Montana, in Valley County. Marker is at the intersection of East Kansas Avenue and South Missouri Street, on the right when traveling north on East Kansas Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Peck MT 59223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Diverting the Mighty Missouri (approx. 1.1 miles away); Powerful Afterthoughts (approx. 1.1 miles away); Town Built for a Dam (approx. 1.1 miles away); Boomtowns on the Outskirts (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Fort Peck (approx. 1.7 miles away); In Memory (approx. 2.1 miles away); Built with Muscle and Muck (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fort Peck Dam (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Peck.
 
Fort Peck Administration Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2019
3. Fort Peck Administration Building
Fort Peck Administration Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2019
4. Fort Peck Administration Building Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 26, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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