Fort Riley, Building No. 219, 219 Huebner Road, Fort Riley, Riley County, KS
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219 Huebner Road, Fort Riley, KS
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS KS-54-O
Building/structure dates: 1925 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1930 subsequent work
Significance: Building #219 is significant as the structure built specifically for the Fire Chief at Fort Riley. It was one of the few residences built for civilian personnel. According to the Current Fire Chief, Quarters #219 was supposedly built to house the fire Chief directly on post, as opposed to neighboring Junction City where he had been previously located, so that he could be in close proximity in case of fire. It was built from salvage materials from the construction of Camp Funston. These factors all help explain why only one of this type of residence was constructed at Fort Riley. Its Bungalow design is unique to the fort, but not to the civilian architecture of the area dating from this period. Hence, it is an example of local, civilian architectural influence at Fort Riley. Architecturally, Building #219 is a fine example of the simple Bungalow. It displays many of the distinguishing elements of that style, which was tremendously popular nationwide during the early twentieth century. In addition, its concrete block construction exemplifies the use of the new, man-made building materials initiated by the machine age of the early twentieth century.
Concrete Block Buildings
Rodriguez, Joseph, Field Team
Whye, Mike, Photographer
Crawford, Catherine, Historian
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. SOUTHEAST (FRONT) ELEVATION, LOOKING NORTHWEST.
2. EAST CORNER SHOWING SOUTHEAST (FRONT) AND NORTHEAST ELEVATION, LOOKING NORTHWEST.
3. NORTH CORNER SHOWING NORTHWEST AND NORTHEAST ELEVATIONS, LOOKING SOUTHWEST.
4. WEST CORNER SHOWING NORTHWEST (REAR) AND SOUTHWEST ELEVATIONS, LOOKING EAST.
5. HALL, LOOKING NORTH.
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