Vancouver in Clark County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
The Artillery Barracks
—Oﬃcers Row —
The Colonial Revival style building housed two separate companies, a total capacity of 240 men. The latrines, storage rooms, and other functional spaces were located in the basement. The kitchen, mess halls, and day rooms were on the first floor. The second floor had large, dormitory style sleeping quarters for the soldiers, with smaller, semi-private rooms for the officers. At one point, the attic housed an indoor shooting range.
Erected by Vancouver National Historic Reserve.
Location. 45° 37.575′ N, 122° 39.974′ W. Marker is in Vancouver, Washington, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of Hathaway Road, on the right Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vancouver WA 98661, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Sutler's Store (within shouting distance of this marker); The Red Cross Convalescent House (within shouting distance of this marker); St. James Mission (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Post Hospital (about 400 feet away); The Infantry Barracks (about 500 feet away); Clark County Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); The O. O. Howard House (about 700 feet away); Congressional Medal of Honor Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vancouver.
More about this marker. The background picture includes the caption, "The Barracks housed troops like the “Mountain Battery” of the 4th Field Artillery, seen here on the parade ground next to the O. O. Howard House."
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Military •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,281 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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