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Commanding Officer's Quarters

Fort Missoula Historic District

 
 
Commanding Officer's Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2019
1. Commanding Officer's Quarters Marker
Inscription.  Reconstruction of Fort Missoula between 1904 and 1912 transformed the old log and frame complex into a more modern, more attractive facility. The Mission style, at the height of popularity during this period, was well suited to this purpose. The attractive, red-tiled roofs added color but the sturdy design ethic followed Spartan military standards in the use of concrete and steel with minimal surface ornamentation. Built in 1910 at a cost of $15,596, this two-and-one-half-story single family residence was primarily designed to house the post commander or his civilian counterparts. From 1910 to 1940, more than ten commanding officers and their families resided here at different times. Most stayed at the fort a few years before being transferred elsewhere. The commanding officer and his family often hosted social gatherings while in residence at the fort.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNotable Buildings.
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In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 50.567′ N, 114° 3.418′ W. Marker is in Missoula, Montana, in Missoula County. Marker is on G Road near Fort Missoula Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26 G 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. Post Commander's Residence (here, next to this marker); Company Officers' Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Missoula Officer's Row (within shouting distance of this marker); Missoula's First Flight (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Missoula (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Missoula, Montana (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veuve Hall (about 300 feet away); Post Headquarters (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Missoula.
 
More about this marker. The marker and building are located on the grounds of Fort Missoula.
 
Commanding Officer's Quarters and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2019
2. Commanding Officer's Quarters and Marker
The marker is on the porch near the entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 11, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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