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Near Brackettville in Kinney County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Married Officers’ Quarters 8-9

 
 
Married Officers' Quarters 8-9 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, August 31, 2013
1. Married Officers' Quarters 8-9 Marker
Inscription. This single-story duplex once served as housing for married officers and their families at Fort Clark. The U.S. Army fort, established in 1852 to defend the western frontier of Texas and the border with Mexico, saw significant growth in the 1870s. To accommodate a regimental size garrison, the Army constructed living quarters such as this particular house. Built by 1875 out of uncoursed, rough-cut limestone, the building features a cross-hipped roof, interior chimneys with double fireplaces and a distinctive U-shape. The fort closed in 1944 and later owners transformed the quarters into a single family home.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2006

 
Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13643.)
 
Location. 29° 18.362′ N, 100° 25.318′ W. Marker is near Brackettville, Texas, in Kinney County. Marker is at the intersection of Colony Row and Patton Drive, on the right when traveling south on Colony Row. Touch for map. Marker is located on Fort Clark Springs in the Fort Clark National Register Historic District and is accessible to the public. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8 Colony Row, Brackettville TX 78832, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Married Officers' Quarters 8-9 image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, September 21, 2008
2. Married Officers' Quarters 8-9
are within walking distance of this marker. Officers' Row Quarters (a few steps from this marker); Officers Quarters 2-3 and 4 (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Clark Post Theater (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S. Army Unit Memorial (about 600 feet away); Seminole-Negro Indian Scout Detachment (about 600 feet away); Adjutant's Quarters (Quarters #20) (about 600 feet away); 1873 Infantry Barracks (about 600 feet away); 2nd Cavalry Division at Fort Clark (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brackettville.
 
Regarding Married Officers' Quarters 8-9. Quarters Number 8-9 is one of thirty structures in the Fort Clark National Register Historic District built by the U.S. Army and designated as Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks. This single story double set of quarters is constructed of local limestone and situated first in the line of company grade officer's quarters. “This one story building has an irregular plan with hipped and gabled roofs...The configuration now is basically a U with the courtyard at the rear formed between two wings.” Today, the property continues to fulfill its original intended purpose of family housing.
 
Also see . . .  Friends of the Fort Clark Historic District. Guided tours, presentations
Married Officers' Quarters 8-9 image. Click for full size.
By Carl Eckmark, June 1938
3. Married Officers' Quarters 8-9
and programs, genealogical and archival research assistance ... and much more. (Submitted on August 13, 2013, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas.) 
 
Additional keywords. Army Architecture
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Historic view of Quarters 8-9, circa 1938 image. Click for full size.
By Lippe Studios, Del Rio, TX, 1938
4. Historic view of Quarters 8-9, circa 1938
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 29, 2012, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 551 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on May 1, 2012, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on September 1, 2013, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas.   2. submitted on April 29, 2012, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas.   3. submitted on October 28, 2015, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas.   4. submitted on April 29, 2012, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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