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Officers’ Quarters

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, December 27, 2016
1. Officers' Quarters Marker
Inscription. The officers of Fort Lowell and their families lived in 7 adobe homes-officers' row. During peak periods of military activity, up to three families lived in each building. After 1889, two smaller houses for married non-commissioned officers were added to the east end of the row.

Each 42-by-42-foot structure had a dirt floor, adobe walls, and, after the mid-1880s, redwood floors, plastered interiors, shutters, and porches with ocotillo fences. An 18-by-35-foot kitchen lay to the rear, with a pantry, kitchen, dining room, and servant's room. A walled yard enclosed each individual compound, along with a garden for food.

The army officially considered women and children mere camp followers and made little provision for them. Nonetheless, the families provided warmth and stability, and they endured the hardships of frontier military life along with their husbands and fathers.
 
Location. 32° 15.604′ N, 110° 52.495′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker is on North Craycroft Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2900 North Craycroft Road, Tucson AZ 85712, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fort Lowell Flagstaff (within shouting distance
Officers' Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 27, 2016
2. Officers' Quarters Marker
of this marker); The Chief Trumpeter (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Lowell (within shouting distance of this marker); Headquarter's Buildings (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rugged Pioneer Soldiers (about 300 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away); Post Hospital (about 400 feet away); Fort Lowell 1873-1891 / Post Hospital (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
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By Bill Kirchner, December 27, 2016
3. Officers' Quarters
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circa 1889
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 368 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 2, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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