“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fort Apache in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Commissary Storehouse (113)

Commissary Storehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
1. Commissary Storehouse Marker
Inscription. Built in 1889 to replace a smaller adobe structure, the Commissary Storehouse served as the Fort's food storage and distribution point until its closure in 1922. A solid building, the storehouse includes a stone cellar that extends three-fourth of the length of the building.

Originally planned as a stone structure, less expensive adobe was used after a wooden quartermaster's storehouse burned in 1888 and had to be economically replaced at the same time the Commissary Storehouse was constructed. The plaster adobe walls and corrugated metal roof aided in fire prevention at this very fire-prone post.
Erected by Fort Apache Historil Park and the White Mountain Apache Tribe.
Location. 33° 47.472′ N, 109° 59.15′ W. Marker is in Fort Apache, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker is on Kinney Road, on the left when traveling south. 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. Guard House (114) (within shouting distance of this marker); T.R. School Teachers' Quarters (112) (within shouting distance
Commissary Storehouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
2. Commissary Storehouse and Marker
of this marker); Old Guard House (115A) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barracks (115) (about 400 feet away); Non-Commissioned Officers' Quarters (110 & 111) (about 500 feet away); Boys' Dormitory (116) (about 500 feet away); Adjutant's Office (117) (about 600 feet away); Officers' Quarters (107, 108, 109) (about 700 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 11, 2010.)
2. Commissary Storehouse, Circa 1889. The Fort Apache Walking Tour description of the Commissary Storehouse, Building 113. (Submitted on October 11, 2010.) 

3. Fort Apache History. The White Mountain Apache Tripe tells the history of the area including photos. (Submitted on October 11, 2010.) 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative Americans
Photo Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
3. Photo Displayed on Marker
Bureau of Indian Affairs Photo.
Storehouse image. Click for full size.
circa July 4, 1930
4. Storehouse
Photo Copied from Arizona Historical Society Library & Archives/Tucson #2855
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 608 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on October 12, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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