Fort Apache in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Captain's Quarters (102 and 103)
An 1891 fire, sparked by a defective chimney and fanned by high winds, destroyed five sets of wood frame officers' quarters that had been constructed in this area between 1883 and 1886.
Using sandstone quarried just east of the Fort, these two matched stone buildings were constructed in 1892 to replace the five that burned.
After the creation of the Theodore Roosevelt Indian Boarding School, building 102 was used as the Home Economics classroom for a time, and both buildings served as residences for school staff.
They were restored by the Tribe between 1997 and 2000.
Erected by Fort Apache Historic Park and the White Mountain Apache Tribe.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Forts and Castles • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
Location. 33° 47.473′ N, 109° 59.407′ W. Marker is in Fort Apache, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker is on General Crook Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located at Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Apache AZ 85926, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Parade Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Commanding Officers' Quarters (104) (within shouting distance of this marker); First Commanding Officer's Quarters (101) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); B.I.A. Club House (105) (about 300 feet away); Girls' Dormitory (120) (about 400 feet away); Officer's Quarters (106) (about 400 feet away); T.R. School Cafeteria (119) (about 500 feet away); Barracks Row (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Apache.
More about this marker. All visitors to Fort Apache Historic Park must first register and pay admission at Culture Center, just to the left as you enter the park.
Also see . . . Fort Apache Historic Park. White Mountain Apache Tribe website entry (Submitted on February 14, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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