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Fort Missoula Officer's Row

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2019
1. Fort Missoula Officer's Row Marker
Caption: (bottom left) "Officer's Row," 1912-1915.; (top right) "Fort Missoula Ice Rink" 1922,; (center right) "Officer's Row at Fort Missoula," 1942
Inscription.  After fires destroyed many Fort Missoula buildings in the early 1900s, a major re-build of the Fort was required. New Officer's housing was included in these upgrades.
Officer's Row consists of six, nearly identical, Mission-style concrete buildings. Each building is a two-and-a-half story duplex the housed junior officers, commanding officers, and their families. Building T-27 is slightly larger and was designed as a four-flex for junior officers.
During the Alien Detention Camp era, these buildings were used to house civilians employed by the INS that worked at the camp. This offered workers a safe housing option outside the camp's main fence. After the detention camp closed, the buildings housed military officers and senior enlisted men.
Today, the buildings on Officer's Row are owned by the Northern Rockies Heritage Center and house a variety of offices for local non-profits.
 
Erected by Historical Museum at Fort Missoula.
 
Location. 46° 50.542′ N, 114° 3.423′ W. Marker is in Missoula, Montana, in
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2019
2. Fort Missoula Officer's Row and Marker
Missoula County. Marker is at the intersection of H Road and Fort Missoula Road, on the left when traveling north on H Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Missoula's First Flight (a few steps from this marker); Company Officers' Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Veuve Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Commanding Officer's Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Commander's Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Missoula, Montana (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Missoula (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Missoula 1910 Era Barrack Buildings (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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, CastlesNotable Buildings
 
Fort Missoula Officer's Row image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2019
3. Fort Missoula Officer's Row
 

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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 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 11, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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