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Fort Stanton in Lincoln County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Community House

 
 
Community House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, July 18, 2015
1. Community House Marker
Inscription. This beautiful building was constructed in 1931 for use by civilian employees of the hospital (and their families) for social activities. Patients utilized the ‘Seaman’s Social Club’ located just to the west of this building. In most aspects of life and even death, patients at the hospital were separated from the staff, except when duty required.

‘Mr. Smith (Reverend Edward Smith, Protestant Chaplain) always had a party for every kid in Fort Stanton regardless of race, color, or creed on Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. He also played Santa Claus and sometimes, the week before Christmas personally delivered a present to every child at the fort.’

Jack C. Brooks, resident as a child
 
Erected 2014 by Fort Stanton Historic Site.
 
Location. 33° 29.667′ N, 105° 31.503′ W. Marker is in Fort Stanton, New Mexico, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Kit Carson Road near State Road 220, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Stanton NM 88323, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Buildings 17 - 20 (within shouting distance of this marker); TB Tent Cottages (within shouting distance of this
Community House image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, July 18, 2015
2. Community House
marker); Barracks / Dining Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Hospital Administration (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Hospital (about 400 feet away); Guardhouse (about 400 feet away); Fort Administration Building (about 500 feet away); Officer’s Quarters (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Stanton.
 
More about this marker. This marker is one of an impressive complement of bronze markers with photo etchings which describe the extensive physical remains of historic Fort Stanton, New Mexico.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Stanton Historic Site, Lincoln County NM. (Submitted on July 22, 2015, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2015, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2015, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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