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Camp Withycombe, Southeast Clackamas Road, Clackamas, Clackamas County, OR



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Location
Southeast Clackamas Road, Clackamas, OR

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS OR-185
Building/structure dates: 1903 initial construction
Significance: Camp Withycombe is significant as the site of the earliest organized firing range in Oregon and as a developed landscape with various architectural features, all with the common theme of national defense. The camp has served as a rifle range and training ground for the Oregon National Guard for more than 90 years. Camp Withycombe is one of the oldest National Defense ranges in the western United States, and at the time of its construction it was described as the most "thoroughly modern and fully equipped rifle ranges available." The range is also significant for its association with the WPA, which provided improvements to the site during the 1930s as the camp was further developed as a supply depot.

Subjects
Shooting Ranges
Firing Ranges


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
General perspective view of the main entrance, view looking north
General topographic view of the firing range, view looking northeast
General perspective view of the firing range, view looking east
Detail perspective view of the firing range, view looking east on north side of baffle
Detail perspective view of the firing range baffle, view to east on south side
Detail perspective view of the firing range baffle, view looking southeast at west end
Perspective view of the Adjutant General's House (1938), view looking north
Perspective view of the Storage Barn (1903), view looking northwest
General perspective view of the Post Operations Building (Mess Hall, 1912), view looking northwest
Perspective view of the Post Operations Building (Mess Hall, 1912), view looking northwest
Perspective view of the Supply Warehouses, view looking northwest
Perspective view of the Feeding Barn (1910), view looking northeast
Detail perspective view of the Feeding Barn (1910), view looking northwest
General perspective view of the Supply Battery, view looking east
Detail perspective view of the Supply Barn, view looking northwest
Perspective view of the Quonset Hut Storage Building, view looking northwest
Perspective view of the Memorial Area, view looking northwest


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