Fort Apache in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Old Guard House (115A)
The first guardhouse at Fort Apache was built of logs and located on this site. In 1876, this stone building – the second oldest surviving structure on the post – was constructed to replace the original log structure. It was replaced as the guardhouse around 1890 to make way for the construction of barracks along the south side of the Parade Ground.
The wood frame portion of this building was added later by the Bureau of Indian Affairs when this building served as a bath house for the boys at the school, who were housed in the barracks immediately to the north until the construction of the boy's dormitory in 1932.
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 1876.
Location. 33° 47.418′ N, 109° 59.204′ W. Marker is in Fort Apache, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker can be reached from Fort Apache Road, on the right when traveling westTouch 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. Barracks (115) (within shouting distance of this marker); Boys' Dormitory (116) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Guard House (114) (about 400 feet away); Commissary Storehouse (113) (about 400 feet away); Theodore Roosevelt School (118) (about 400 feet away); T.R. School Teachers' Quarters (112) (about 500 feet away); Non-Commissioned Officers' Quarters (110 & 111) (about 600 feet away); Adjutant's Office (117) (about 600 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. Old Guard House (115A). White Mountains online entry: The Fort Apache Walking Tour description of the Old Guard House, Building 115A (Submitted on February 17, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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 814 times since then and 23 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.