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Fort Missoula 1910 Era Barrack Buildings

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2019
1. Fort Missoula 1910 Era Barrack Buildings Marker
Captions: (bottom left) "Mission-Style Barrack," 1937.; (center) "Fenced in at Fort Missoula," 1941-1943.; (top right) "Mission Style Barracks," 1945.
Inscription.  The earliest detainees to arrive at Fort Missoula, as part of the Alien Detention Camp, were housed in these two large Mission-style barrack buildings, T-24 (on the left) and T-113 (on the right). These two-and-a-half story concrete buildings were built between 1906 and 1910. They could house up to two companies of soldiers. Before the Alien Detention Camp era. Building T-24 was used as a recruitment center for World War II.
During the Detention Camp period, the barracks provided separate living and dining spaces for the Italian ship's officers. A ten-foot fence surrounded Building T-24 as well as land to the east which contained temporary wood-framed barrack buildings.
In total, Fort Missoula could house as many as 2,000 internees. The largest population of 2,003 people was recorded on April 1, 1942.
Today, these buildings are owned by the United States Forest Service.
 
Erected by Historical Museum at Fort Missoula.
 
Location. 46° 50.477′ N, 114° 3.433′ W. Marker is in Missoula, Montana, in Missoula
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2019
2. Fort Missoula 1910 Era Barrack Buildings and Marker
County. Marker is on H Road near C Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24 H Road, Missoula MT 59804, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veuve Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Missoula's First Flight (about 400 feet away); Parade Grounds (about 400 feet away); Fort Missoula Officer's Row (about 400 feet away); Post Headquarters (about 400 feet away); Fort Missoula Post Headquarters (T-2) Building (about 400 feet away); Fort Missoula, Montana (about 500 feet away); Company Officers' Quarters (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Missoula.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on the grounds of Fort Missoula.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 11, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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