Historic Photographs

Home

Search

Subject Browse
Browse by Subject >>

State/City Browse
Alaska
Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Iowa
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Maryland
Maine
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Mississippi
Montana
North Carolina
North Dakota
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
Nevada
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
West Virginia
Wyoming

Home

>

Kansas

>

Leavenworth

>

Fort Leavenworth, Building No. 357, 20-22 Riverside Avenue, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, KS



Data Pages


Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
20-22 Riverside Avenue, Leavenworth, KS

Find maps of Leavenworth, KS


Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS KS-53-A
Building/structure dates: 1840 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1876 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1880 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1917 subsequent work
National Register Number: 66000346
Significance: This building was one of a small complex of warehouses which comprised the Fort's Quartermaster Depot. From its founding through the 1870's, Fort Leavenworth served as the Quartermaster Depot for military operations from the plains to the Pacific. Supplies were brought by steamboat from St. Louis up the Missouri River, and trans-shipped across the plains by wagons. As the frontier advanced, the Fort's function as a quartermaster depot diminished; a new responsibility was assumed when the Fort was appointed the site for consolidation of military prisons. The new Military Prison was housed in the former Quartermaster Depot buildings, adapted to the purpose. Several surviving stone depot buildings continue to serve the present U.S. Disciplinary Barracks, renamed in 1915. Building #357 was converted in 1876 to serve as a residence for the prison Governor, and subsequently, the Prison Surgeon also. It has continued to house Prison Commandants, to the present.

Subjects
Law Enforcement
Stone Buildings
Warehouses


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


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents


Back to Leavenworth, Kansas