Fort Apache in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Officer's Quarters (106)
This frame officer's quarters in the only one of seven built between 1883 and 1886 to have survived without significant modifications. Like many of the post's residences, it was built around a large central hallway that runs the length of the house. This hallway aided circulation during the summer months and also allowed for flexibility in the residence's use: it could be used as a dormitory for bachelor officers, divided to house two officers with small families, or occupied exclusively by the large family of a high-ranking officer. A picket fence originally ran along the front yards of all the houses of Officers' Row, with a boardwalk and kerosene lamppost separating them from the dirt road. The neat domestic appearance of these houses helped to reinforce the small town atmosphere of the post. An extensive rehabilitation of this building was completed in 1999.
Erected by Fort Apache Historic Park and the White Mountain Apache Tribe.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
Location. 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. B.I.A. Club House (105) (within shouting distance of this marker); Officers' Quarters (107, 108, 109) (within shouting distance of this marker); Commanding Officers' Quarters (104) (within shouting distance of this marker); Parade Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Adjutant's Office (117) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Captain's Quarters (102 and 103) (about 400 feet away); Theodore Roosevelt School (118) (about 500 feet away); Boys' Dormitory (116) (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 15, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 757 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.