Fort Leavenworth, Building Nos. 40 & 41, 622 Thomas Avenue, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, KS
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622 Thomas Avenue, Leavenworth, KS
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS KS-53-J
Building/structure dates: 1889 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1961 subsequent work
National Register Number: 66000346
Significance: Building #40, and its nearly identical neighbors, #'s 39 and 41, are significant as examples at this post of the gabled plains cottage, and as the smallest independent units serving as officers' quarters. Their construction is consistent with the policy for residences after 1880, i.e., masonry construction on standardized plans. Fort Leavenworth experienced growth due to the trend toward consolidation of scattered military posts, and also to the development of the U.S. Infantry and Cavalry School, founded in 1881; these missions accelerated the demand for additional quarters. The cottages on Thomas Avenue were a response to that demand, and also represent the few quarters built originally for junior officers at this post.
Struble, Kristie D., Field Team
Whye, Mike, Photographer
Hunt, Judith E., Historian
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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