Fort Riley, Building No. 122, 122 Lower Brick Row, Fort Riley, Riley County, KS
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122 Lower Brick Row, Fort Riley, KS
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS KS-54-M
Building/structure dates: 1903 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1962 subsequent work
Significance: Building #122 at Fort Riley is of interest as representative of the quarters built for non-commissioned officers at Fort Riley during the first decade of the twentieth century. Three of this exact plan and materials were built. Building #122 and #118 were built in 1903 and #125 was built in 1906. Then, in 1909, two more duplexes for non-commissioned officers were built on Lowe Place of the same exterior design and basic floor plan. These two later quarters, Buildings #173 and #174 were, however, built of different materials. Buildings #118, #122 and #125 were constructed of red brick with segmental brick doorways and windowheads with limestone sills, while Buildings #173 and #174 were constructed of rock-faced ashlar limestone with smooth-faced doorways and window lintels and sills. The basic structure, including shape, fenestration and porch arrangement, is the same. The floor plans vary only slightly (Buildings #173 and #174 originally had an entry hall and now have a side addition). In 1902, the Army Board made plans for increasing the garrison at Fort Riley to approximately 2,000 troops. This necessitated the construction of additional quarters such as Building #122. The architectural styling of Building #122 is a simplified Georgian design of the Colonial Revival period of the early twentieth century. In addition, the open court setting of which Building #122 later became a part, was extremely popular in the early 20th century.
Betts, J. B.
Hannigan, J. J.
Riddle & Landon Of St. Paul, Minnesota
Rodriguez, Joseph, Field Team
Whye, Mike, Photographer
Crawford, Catherine, Historian
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. NORTH & EAST (FRONT) ELEVATIONS, LOOKING SOUTHWEST.
2. EAST (FRONT) PORCH DETAILS, BUILDING #122A FRONT DOOR, LOOKING WEST-NORTHWEST.
3. SOUTH & EAST (FRONT) ELEVATIONS, LOOKING NORTH.
4. SOUTH & WEST (REAR) ELEVATIONS, LOOKING NORTHEAST.
5. LIVING ROOM, SHOWING ENTRY AND STAIRS, LOOKING SOUTH.
6. 2ND FLOOR, FROM BATHROOM, LOOKING EAST, SHOWING STAIRS UP AND DOWN.
7. 3RD FLOOR (ATTIC), LOOKING SOUTH-SOUTHEAST.
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