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Redding in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Officers Quarters / Magazine

— Putnam Memorial State Park —

 
 
Officers Quarters / Magazine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, January 23, 2010
1. Officers Quarters / Magazine Marker
Inscription.  This structure was reconstructed in 1890 on the foundations of the original 1778 building. Long thought to be an officer’s barracks, recent information is now leading archaeologists to believe that it was actually the camp magazine which held the kegs of gunpowder. The location far away from the troop quarters and being semi-enclosed in the earthen bank support this theory.
 
Erected 2009 by Friends & Neighbors of Putnam Park. (Marker Number 10.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 41° 20.604′ N, 73° 23.131′ W. Marker is in Redding, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Putnam Park Road (Connecticut Route 58) and Connecticut Route 107, on the right when traveling south. Located in Putnam Memorial State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Redding CT 06896, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Philips Cave (within shouting distance of this marker); Officers Quarters (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct
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line); Barlow Circle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Museum (approx. ¼ mile away); Charles Burr Todd (approx. ¼ mile away); Bake Oven and Upper Level Structures (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cemetery / Command Officer’s Quarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Company Street (Fireback Row) (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Redding.
 
Also see . . .  Putnam Memorial State Park, “Connecticut’s Valley Forge”. Park website (Submitted on January 25, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.) 
 
Officers Quarters / Magazine and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, January 23, 2010
2. Officers Quarters / Magazine and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 781 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 25, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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