Fort Apache in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Officers' Quarters (107, 108, 109)
These three officers' quarters were constructed between 1883 and 1888 to house junior officers and their families. With clipped-corner porches and symmetrical front elevations, these quarters reflect the architectural style established by the military for Officers' Row. The westernmost of the quarters (building (sic) 107) is sided in a vertical board and batten siding, which was common in other early frame buildings including several other officers' quarters in this area. It is the only surviving quarters to exhibit this type of siding.
All three of these buildings were extensively remodeled by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the 1930's to serve as housing for school staff.
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 • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
Location. 33° 47.508′ N, 109° 59.282′ W. Marker is in Fort Apache, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker is on General Crook Street, 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. Adjutant's Office (117) (a few steps from this marker); Officer's Quarters (106) (within shouting distance of this marker); Non-Commissioned Officers' Quarters (110 & 111) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); B.I.A. Club House (105) (about 300 feet away); Boys' Dormitory (116) (about 400 feet away); Commanding Officers' Quarters (104) (about 400 feet away); Parade Ground (about 500 feet away); Barracks (115) (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 . . .
1. Fort Apache Historic Park. Visit Arizona entry (Submitted on February 15, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Officers' Quarters, Circa 1890/1930. The Fort Apache Walking Tour description of the Officer' Quarters, Building 107. (Submitted on October 11, 2010.)
3. Officer's Quarters, Circa 1890. The Fort Apache Walking Tour description of the Officer's Quarters, Building 108. (Submitted on October 11, 2010.)
4. Officer's Quarters, Circa 1890. The Fort Apache Walking Tour description of the Officer's Quarters, Building 109. (Submitted on October 11, 2010.)
5. Fort Apache History. The White Mountain Apache Tribe website (Submitted on October 11, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 730 times since then and 19 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.