Fort Leavenworth, Building No. 1, 1 Scott Avenue, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, KS
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1 Scott Avenue, Leavenworth, KS
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS KS-53-K
Building/structure dates: 1861 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1881 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1906 subsequent work
National Register Number: 66000346
Significance: #1 Scott Avenue is significant as the home of the commanders of the various divisions of the army, depending on the current operational functions of the post. It was built in the early 1860's as the residence of the commander of the expanding ordinance arsenal. The construction of the residence corresponds with the reinforcement of the garrison following the August 1861 battle at Wilson Creek, Missouri. In addition, the ordinance depot had been moved to Fort Leavenworth in 1858 and by 1860, Fort Leavenworth was designated an arsenal. Later, in 1874, Building #1 became the residence of the Commander of the Department of the Missouri, following the designation of Fort Leavenworth as the headquarters of that department. Then, after the fort became the home of the Command and General Staff College, Building #1 became the residence of its commanders.
Department Of The Missouri
Whye, Mike, Photographer
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. EAST (FRONT) & SOUTH ELEVATIONS, FROM SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LAWN, LOOKING NORTHWEST.
2. EAST (FRONT) ELEVATION, FROM EAST SIDE OF SCOTT AVENUE LOOKING WEST-NORTHWEST.
3. NORTH ELEVATION SHOWING CHIMNEY, FROM NORTH LAWN, LOOKING SOUTH.
4. NORTH & WEST ELEVATIONS FROM NORTHWEST, LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
5. SOUTH & WEST ELEVATIONS FROM SOUTHWEST, LOOKING EAST-NORTHEAST.
6. FULL LENGTH WINDOWS IN THE EAST AND SOUTH WALLS OF SOUTH DOUBLE PARLOR, SEEN FROM NORTHWEST CORNER, LOOKING EAST-SOUTHEAST.
7. LOOKING ALONG NORTH & EAST WALLS OF NORTHEAST PARLOR FROM THE DINING ROOM; VIEW FROM SOUTH-SOUTHWEST EMPHASIZING THE TRANSOM OVER THE ENTRYWAY, PARLOR MANTEL AND EAST BAY WINDOW.
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