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Cape Elizabeth in Cumberland County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Bachelor's Officers' Quarters

 
 
Bachelor's Officers' Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 11, 2021
1. Bachelor's Officers' Quarters Marker
Inscription.  THis building was completed in 1909 for use by unmarried officers of the Coast Artillery Corps stationed at Fort Williams. Visiting officers or married officers without their families might also reside in the quarters. The structure was built to general plans prepared by the Quartermaster Corps in Washington, D.C., at a cost of $12,944. The structure is wood-framed on a stone foundation to individual quarters, the building contained the Officers' Mess for the fort, where all the commissioned officers could dine whehter they resided in the building or not. The quarters were occupied by Coast Artillery officers during the two World Wars, but they were used by officers of the Fifth Infantry Regiment when that unit gaarrisoned the fort between the wars.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, World IWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
 
Location. 43° 37.314′ N, 70° 12.86′ W. Marker is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, in Cumberland County. Marker can be reached from Shore Road south of Littlejohn
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Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth ME 04107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bachelor Officers' Quarters (a few steps from this marker); Field Officer's Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Field Officer's Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Militia Storehouse (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Militia Storehouse (about 500 feet away); Gun Shed (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Gun Shed (about 500 feet away); Artillery Engineer Storehouse (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Elizabeth.
 
The Bachelor Officers' Quarters image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 11, 2021
2. The Bachelor Officers' Quarters
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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