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Fort Des Moines Historic Complex, Building Nos. 55-56, Des Moines, Polk County, IA



B&W Photos

HB415758
View Looking South [bldg 55 (l) And 56 (r)]

HB415759
View Looking Southwest [bldg 55 (l) And 56 (r)]

HB415760
View Looking Southwest [bldg 55 (l) And 56 (r)]

HB415761
View Looking Northwest [bldg 55 (l) And 56 (r)]

HB415762
View Looking North [bldg 55 (l) And 56 (r)]

HB415763
View Looking Northeast [bldg 55 (l) And 56 (r)]

HB415764
View Looking West (bldg 55)

HB415765
View Looking South (bldg 56)

HB415766
View Looking South (bldg 56)


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Item Title


Location
Building Nos. 55-56, Des Moines, IA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IA-121-F
Building/structure dates: 1903 initial construction
National Register Number: 74000805
Significance: Located on the south side of the parade ground, near the southeast corner, this two-story structure of Classical Revival style was completed on September 29, 1903, costing $59,806.94. Of brick joined in running bond using red-pigmented mortar, it rested on a rusticated limestone foundation, had a slate roof, and conformed to the Quartermaster General's standardized plan 75g for a double barrack unit for 200 enlisted men. The main building measures 71 feet 8 inches by 39 feet 4 inches. Two wings each measure 39 feet 4 inches by 103 feet 4 inches.

Subjects
Barracks


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW LOOKING SOUTH [BLDG 55 (L) AND 56 (R)]
2. VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST [BLDG 55 (L) AND 56 (R)]
3. VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST [BLDG 55 (L) AND 56 (R)]
4. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST [BLDG 55 (L) AND 56 (R)]
5. VIEW LOOKING NORTH [BLDG 55 (L) AND 56 (R)]
6. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST [BLDG 55 (L) AND 56 (R)]
7. VIEW LOOKING WEST (BLDG 55)
8. VIEW LOOKING SOUTH (BLDG 56)
9. VIEW LOOKING SOUTH (BLDG 56)


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