Fort Apache in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Commissary Storehouse (113)
Built in 1889 to replace a smaller adobe structure, the Commissary Storehouse served as the Fort's food storage and distribution point until its closure in 1922. A solid building, the storehouse includes a stone cellar that extends three-fourth of the length of the building.
Originally planned as a stone structure, less expensive adobe was used after a wooden quartermaster's storehouse burned in 1888 and had to be economically replaced at the same time the Commissary Storehouse was constructed. The plaster adobe walls and corrugated metal roof aided in fire prevention at this very fire-prone post.
Erected by Fort Apache Historil Park and the White Mountain Apache Tribe.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Native Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
Location. 33° 47.472′ N, 109° 59.15′ W. Marker is in Fort Apache, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker is on Kinney Road, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located at the Fort Apache Historic Park, 0.7 miles east 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. Guard House (114) (within shouting distance of this marker); T.R. School Teachers' Quarters (112) (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Guard House (115A) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barracks (115) (about 400 feet away); Non-Commissioned Officers' Quarters (110 & 111) (about 500 feet away); Boys' Dormitory (116) (about 500 feet away); Adjutant's Office (117) (about 600 feet away); Officers' Quarters (107, 108, 109) (about 700 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 17, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Fort Apache History. The White Mountain Apache Tripe tells the history of the area including photos. (Submitted on October 11, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 702 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 4. submitted on October 12, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.