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Fort Hancock Officers’ Club

 
 
Fort Hancock Officers’ Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
1. Fort Hancock Officers’ Club Marker
This is the fifteenth in a series of 39 markers on the Fort Hancock Walking Tour.
Inscription.  
This stately structure was officers’ quarters for the Sandy Hook Proving Ground until it moved to Aberdeen, Maryland, in 1919. It housed Fort Hancock officers until 1936, then it became the Officers’ Club and its red brick exterior was painted yellow to match the rest of the post buildings.

Sandy Hook Proving Ground operated from 1874 to 1919. Fort Hancock was in operation from 1895 to 1974.
 
Erected by Gateway National Recreation Area. (Marker Number 15.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey - Fort Hancock Walking Tour series list.
 
Location. 40° 28.057′ N, 74° 0.2′ W. Marker is in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is on Canfield Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located in the Fort Hancock area in the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Highlands NJ 07732, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Marker in Fort Hancock image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
2. Marker in Fort Hancock
of this marker. Battery Potter (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Master Mechanic’s Quarters (about 500 feet away); The World War II Years (about 600 feet away); Proving Ground Foreman’s House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Locomotive Engineer’s House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barracks, School, Headquarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chemical Laboratory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hasty Additions in Wartime (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandy Hook.
 
More about this marker. The background of the marker features a 1937 photo of the Officers’ Club, which opened in 1878. A photo on the right side of the marker shows a New Year’s celebration held in the Officers’ Club in 1944.
 
Fort Hancock Officers’ Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
3. Fort Hancock Officers’ Club Marker
Fort Hancock Officers’ Club image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
4. Fort Hancock Officers’ Club
The Officers’ Club is Building #114 in Fort Hancock.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 559 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 15, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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