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

Officers’ Quarters (107, 108, 109)

 
 
Officers' Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
1. Officers' Quarters Marker
Inscription. These three officers' quarters were constructed between 1883 and 1888 to house junior officers and their families. With clipped-corner porches and symmetrical front elevations, these quarters reflect the architectural style established by the military for Officers' Row. The westernmost of the quarters (building 107) is sided in a vertical board and batten siding, which was common in other early frame buildings including several other officers' quarters in this area. It is the only surviving quarters to exhibit this type of siding.

All three of these buildings were extensively remodeled by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the 1930's to serve as housing for school staff.
 
Erected by Fort Apache Historic Park and the White Mountain Apache Tribe.
 
Location. 33° 47.508′ N, 109° 59.282′ 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. Adjutant's Office (117) (a few steps from this marker); Officer's Quarters (106)
Officers' Quarters and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
2. Officers' Quarters and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Non-Commissioned Officers' Quarters (110 & 111) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); B.I.A. Club House (105) (about 300 feet away); Boys' Dormitory (116) (about 400 feet away); Commanding Officers' Quarters (104) (about 400 feet away); Parade Ground (about 500 feet away); Barracks (115) (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. Officers' Quarters, Circa 1890/1930. The Fort Apache Walking Tour Stop description of the Officer' Quarters, Building 107. (Submitted on October 11, 2010.) 

2. Officer's Quarters, Circa 1890. The Fort Apache Walking Tour description of the Officer's Quarters, Building 108. (Submitted on October 11, 2010.) 

3. Officer's Quarters, Circa 1890. The Fort Apache Walking Tour description of the Officer's Quarters, Building 109.
Photo Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
3. Photo Displayed on Marker
Pay wagon with guard detail in front of buildings 107 and 108.

Nohwike' Nagowa Collection
(Submitted on October 11, 2010.) 

4. Fort Apache History. The White Mountain Apache Tripe tells the history of the area including photos. (Submitted on October 11, 2010.) 
 
Categories. EducationForts, CastlesWars, US Indian
 
Photo Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
4. Photo Displayed on Marker
Officers in front of 108 with 107 in background.

Nohwike' Bagowa Collection
 
 
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 583 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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