Fort Riley, Building No. 24, 24 Sheridan Avenue, Fort Riley, Riley County, KS
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24 Sheridan Avenue, Fort Riley, KS
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS KS-54-A
Building/structure dates: 1855 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1865 subsequent work
Significance: Quarters #24 is one of only four buildings remaining from the initial phase of construction at Fort Riley in the 1850's. Constructed in 1855, this was one of the six double quarters built to house the officers of the cavalry. All were built from similar designs and from local, hand-cut, smooth faced ashlar limestone, as opposed to the machine-cut, rock-faced stone used in the later constructed quarters. Building #24's simple, unadorned design reflects the pioneering spirit of the early years at Fort Riley. Later buildings were larger and more complex in design.
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Sawyer, Joseph O.
Ogden, Maj. E. A.
Whye, Mike, Photographer
Rodriguez, Joseph, Historian
Crawford, Catherine, Historian
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. SOUTH (FRONT) ELEVATION, LOOKING NORTH-NORTHEAST.
2. SOUTH (FRONT) AND EAST ELEVATIONS, FACING NORTHWEST.
3. NORTH (REAR) ELEVATION, FACING SOUTH.
4. NORTH & WEST ELEVATIONS, FACING SOUTHEAST.
5. DETAIL, SOUTHWEST WINDOW AND STONE WALL, LOOKING EAST.
6. ENTRY HALL AND STAIRS, FROM FRONT DOOR, LOOKING SOUTH.
7. ENTRY HALL, LOOKING NORTH TOWARD STAIRS AND FRONT DOOR.
8. LIVING ROOM, LOOKING EAST AT MANTEL.
9. KITCHEN, FROM REAR DOOR, LOOKING SOUTH.
10. 2ND FLOOR FRONT BEDROOM, LOOKING NORTH.
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