Fort Apache in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Guard House (114)
This stone guard house was built around 1891 to replace the earlier, bed-bug infested structure still standing about 300 feet to the west of this site. Placed near the original main entrance to the fort, this building provided housing for guards and two metal holding cells.
During the Theodore Roosevelt School era, the Bureau of Indian Affairs converted this building into a power station and ice plant, complete with electric generator inside and fuel oil tank and water cooling tower out back.
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
Location. 33° 47.442′ N, 109° 59.135′ 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 of AZ-73 on Fort Apache Road. 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 distanceCommissary Storehouse (113) (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Guard House (115A) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); T.R. School Teachers' Quarters (112) (about 400 feet away); Barracks (115) (about 500 feet away); Boys' Dormitory (116) (about 600 feet away); Non-Commissioned Officers' Quarters (110 & 111) (about 600 feet away); Adjutant's Office (117) (about 800 feet away); Theodore Roosevelt School (118) (approx. 0.2 miles 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. Guard House, Circa 1890. White Mountains online entry:
The Fort Apache Walking Tour description of the Guard House, Building 114. (Submitted on October 11, 2010.)
3. Fort Apache History. The White Mountain Apache Tribe tells the history of the area including photos. (Submitted on October 11, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 828 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.