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Fort Larned, Barracks (East), Larned, Pawnee County, KS



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Item Title


Location
Barracks (East), Larned, KS

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS KS-22
Building/structure dates: 1866 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1919 subsequent work
National Register Number: 66000107
Significance: Fort Larned was originally built of adobe. In 1865 the first stone structure was erected. By 1868 there were ten permanent sandstone buildings. Nine of these still stand to be viewed by the public. The building of barracks probably began in late 1865 since a drawing made in June, 1867 shows one set of barracks completed. Each building was designed to accommodate two companies. The space allotted each company was 40' x 40' with a ceiling of about 10'. The walls were native sandstone, with the roof structure of pine timbers. These two buildings contained, besides the dormitories: mess rooms, kitchens, orderly rooms, storage, and washhouse. By 1874 the fort had become less important, as reflected by the smaller garrisons stationed there. Since a substantial part of the barracks was empty, the northeastern half of the barracks was made into a hospital. This new hospital had two wards, a mess room, dispensary, kitchen, storeroom, and attendant's room.

Subjects
Agriculture
"Mission 66" Program
Stone Buildings (sandstone)


Related Names
Stuart, Maj. J. E. B.
Carson, Kit
Hickock, "Wild Bill"
Cody, "Buffalo Bill"
Handcock
Sheridan
Childres, Mary F., Delineator
Heckman, Bruce W., Delineator
Jarvis, Gary R., Delineator
Seyfert, Don M., Delineator
Smith, Corydon, Delineator
Von Riesen, David, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey David von Riesen, Photographer July 1965 BARRACKS (West), Left - BARRACKS (East), Right (Combined into New Barn)
2. Historic American Buildings Survey David von Riesen, Photographer July 1965 NORTH ELEVATION
3. Historic American Buildings Survey David von Riesen, Photographer July 1965 EAST ELEVATION
4. Historic American Buildings Survey David von Riesen, Photographer July 1965 LOFT DETAIL
5. Historic American Buildings Survey David von Riesen, Photographer July 1965 INTERIOR TO THE NORTH
6. Historic American Buildings Survey David von Riesen, Photographer July 1965 WASHROOM INTERIOR
7. Historic American Buildings Survey David von Riesen, Photographer July 1965 INTERIOR
8. Historic American Buildings Survey David von Riesen, Photographer July 1965 INTERIOR, DOOR TO WASHROOM


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