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Fort Des Moines Historic Complex, Building Nos. 59-60, Des Moines, Polk County, IA



B&W Photos

HB415800
View Looking South [bldg 59 (l) And 60 (r)]

HB415801
View Looking Southeast [bldg 59 (l) And 60 (r)]

HB415802
View Looking Southwest [bldg 59 (l) And 60 (r)]

HB415803
View Looking North [bldg 60 (l) And 59 (r)]

HB415804
View Looking Northeast [bldg 60 (l) And 59 (r)]

HB415805
View Looking Northwest [bldg 60 (l) And 59 (r)]


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Item Title


Location
Building Nos. 59-60, Des Moines, IA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IA-121-H
Building/structure dates: 1904 initial construction
National Register Number: 74000805
Significance: This structure stands along the south side of the parade next to Building No. 58. Completed on November 15, 1904, the 200-man double barracks cost $58,551.73 to erect and was built of red brick joined in running bond with red-pigmented mortar and resting on a limestone foundation. The roof was of slate. Raised according to standard plan 75G in the office of the Quartermaster General, the structure consists of a main building measuring 71 feet 8 inches by 39 feet 4 inches, plus two wings, each 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 59 (L) AND 60 (R)]
2. VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST [BLDG 59 (L) AND 60 (R)]
3. VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST [BLDG 59 (L) AND 60 (R)]
4. VIEW LOOKING NORTH [BLDG 60 (L) AND 59 (R)]
5. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST [BLDG 60 (L) AND 59 (R)]
6. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST [BLDG 60 (L) AND 59 (R)]


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