“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)

Guard House (114)

Guard House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
1. Guard House Marker
Inscription. This stone guard house was built around 1891 to replace the earlier, bed-bug infested structure still standing about 300 feet to the west of this site. Placed near the original main entrance to the fort, this building provided housing for guards and two metal holding cells.

During the Theodore Roosevelt School era, the Bureau of Indian Affairs converted this building into a power station and ice plant, complete with electric generator inside and fuel oil tank and water cooling tower out back.
Erected by Fort Apache Historic Park and the White Mountain Apache Tribe.
Location. 33° 47.442′ N, 109° 59.135′ 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. Commissary Storehouse (113) (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Guard House (115A) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); T.R. School Teachers' Quarters (112) (about
Guard House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
2. Guard House and Marker
Marker is under the right hand window opening just to the left of the yellow fire hydrant. Click on photo to view.
400 feet away); Barracks (115) (about 500 feet away); Boys' Dormitory (116) (about 600 feet away); Non-Commissioned Officers' Quarters (110 & 111) (about 600 feet away); Adjutant's Office (117) (about 800 feet away); Theodore Roosevelt School (118) (approx. 0.2 miles 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. Guard House, Circa 1890. The Fort Apache Walking Tour description of the Guard House, Building 114. (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. EducationForts, CastlesNative Americans
Photo Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
3. Photo Displayed on Marker
Bureau of Indian Affairs Photo.
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 714 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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