Near Brackettville in Kinney County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Oﬃcers’ Club Open Mess
Erected 2010 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16424.)
Location. 29° 18.443′ N, 100° 25.207′ W. Marker is near Brackettville, Texas, in Kinney County. Marker is at the intersection of McClernand Road and Colony Row, on the right when traveling west on McClernand Road. Touch for map. Marker Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 2nd Cavalry Division at Fort Clark (within shouting distance of this marker); Seminole-Negro Indian Scout Detachment (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Army Unit Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Fight at Las Moras Spring (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Clark Historic District (about 400 feet away); Army Service Club (about 500 feet away); Officers Quarters 2-3 and 4 (about 600 feet away); Fort Clark (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brackettville.
More about this marker. The marker is located on the grounds of the Fort Clark Springs Asso. and is accessible to the public.
Regarding Officers' Club Open Mess. The building is recognized as a contributing structure to the Fort Clark Historic District. This distinctive building was the officers’ club for the 5th Cavalry Regiment, the 112th Cavalry Regiment, the 9th Cavalry Regiment and the 2nd Cavalry Division. The presence of this building is conclusively linked to Fort Clark’s significant contribution to United Sates Army heritage.On the eve of World War II the new club was an imposing structure, spacious, well appointed with modern conveniences and decorated in the Art Deco style of the era. “The Club” quickly became the pride of the officer corps (and more
Also see . . . Friends of the Fort Clark Historic District. (Submitted on August 13, 2013, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2013, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 453 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 5, 2013, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.