Near Big Pool in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort Frederick Oﬃcers’ Quarters
Where Do We Go from Here? Although most of the historical research is completed, this sketch is the beginning. DGS, DNR, the Historical Consultant, and the Architect will refine the design and will complete details for construction. The building will be erected using framing techniques very similar to those used by 18th century builders on the frontiers of Maryland. Throughout the process we are counting
Letting History Fill in the Details. To gather missing evidence, we conducted exhaustive historical research into similar military buildings and other structures of the 1756 period—especially those within a one hundred mile radius—part of the regional building tradition. We also consulted archival resources from the Library of Congress, the Historic American Building Surveys, private collections, original guidebooks for carpenters, and period design books. Our goal was to identify common building practices and stylistic features, which would inform the design for the reconstructed Officers Quarters. The sketch shown here is a result of that research.
Location. 39° 36.624′ N, 78° 0.23′ W. Marker is near Big Pool, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Fort Frederick Road south of Big Pool Road (Maryland Route 56). Touch for map. It is inside the fort. Marker is in this post office area: Big Pool MD 21711, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Fort Frederick (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Frederick (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nathan Williams (about 300 feet away); “...a place of Arms...would be absolutely neccessary” (approx. ¼ mile away); "Old Fort Frederick" (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Big Pool.
Regarding Fort Frederick Officers’ Quarters. The Historical Consultant mentioned on the marker is Douglass C. Reed of Preservation Associates in Hagerstown, Maryland. The Architect is with the firm of Bushey Feight Morin, also in Hagerstown.
Also see . . . History of Fort Frederick. (Submitted on January 20, 2007.)
Additional keywords. DGS: Maryland Department of General Services; DNR: Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Categories. • Agriculture • Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,215 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 20, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.