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Fort Apache in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Captain's Quarters (102 and 103)

 
 
Captain's Quarters (102 and 103) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
1. Captain's Quarters (102 and 103) Marker
Inscription. An 1891 fire, sparked by a defective chimney and fanned by high winds, destroyed five sets of wood frame officers' quarters that had been constructed in this area between 1883 and 1886.

Using sandstone quarried just east of the Fort, these two matched stone buildings were constructed in 1892 to replace the five that burned.

After the creation of the Theodore Roosevelt Indian Boarding School, building 102 was used as the Home Economics classroom for a time, and both buildings served as residences for school staff.

They were restored by the Tribe between 1997 and 2000.
 
Erected by Fort Apache Historic Park and the White Mountain Apache Tribe.
 
Location. 33° 47.473′ N, 109° 59.407′ W. Marker is in Fort Apache, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker is on General Crook Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Fort Apache Historic Park, 0.7 miles east of AZ-73 on Fort Apache Road. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Apache AZ 85926, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Parade Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Commanding Officers' Quarters (104) (within shouting distance
Photo on the Captain's Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
2. Photo on the Captain's Quarters Marker
A street in Fort Apache, Ariz. Captains' Quarters 102 and 103 appear on the left of the image.

Arizona Collection, Arizona State University Libraries CP SPC 290:132
of this marker); First Commanding Officer's Quarters (101) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); B.I.A. Club House (105) (about 300 feet away); Girls' Dormitory (120) (about 400 feet away); Officer's Quarters (106) (about 400 feet away); T.R. School Cafeteria (119) (about 500 feet away); Barracks Row (about 500 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. (Submitted on October 10, 2010.)
2. Captain's Quarters, circa 1892. The Fort Apache Walking Tour description of the Captain's Quarters, Building 102. (Submitted on October 10, 2010.) 

3. Captain's Quarters, circa 1892. The Fort Apache Walking Tour description of the Captain's Quarters, Building 103. (Submitted on October 10, 2010.) 
 
Categories. EducationForts, CastlesNative AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Photo on the Captain's Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
September 25, 2010
3. Photo on the Captain's Quarters Marker
Captain John C.F. Tillson, Jr., 10th Cavalry, on one of his thoroughbreds.

H.B. Warfield photo, Nohwike' Bagowa collection (duplicate, Arizona Historical Society #26151).
Captain's Quarters (102 and 103) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
4. Captain's Quarters (102 and 103)
Captain's Quarters (102 ) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
5. Captain's Quarters (102 )
Captain's Quarters (103) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
6. Captain's Quarters (103)
Captain's Quarters image. Click for full size.
circa July 4, 1930
7. Captain's Quarters
Photo Copied from Arizona Historical Society Library & Archives/Tucson #2849
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 741 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   7. submitted on October 12, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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