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Fort Leavenworth, Building No. 16, 24 Sumner Place, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, KS



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Location
24 Sumner Place, Leavenworth, KS

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS KS-53-E
Building/structure dates: 1870 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1903 subsequent work
National Register Number: 66000346
Significance: Building #16 and its duplicate, #15, retain a high degree of integrity in their architecture and in their setting. These structures are fine examples of the frame Italianate cottage. Buildings of similar design were evidently a relatively common type for the frontier army in the post Civil War era. There were at least eight at Fort Leavenworth; these two are the only ones extant at this post. In addition to their long association with the old Parade ground - the site of the original Cantonment - this pair represents a key period in the Fort's history, that of the Indian wars. Also, 1870 marked the beginning of a twenty-year period in which the Fort served as headquarters for the Department of the Missouri, which directed military affairs in five states and territories during the decade.

Subjects
Officers' Quarters
Wooden Buildings
Domestic Life


Related Names
Department Of The Missouri
Struble, Kristie D., Field Team
Whye, Mike, Photographer
Hunt, Judith E., Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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