Details for Commanding Officer's Quarters (Atlas Number 5271001001)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5271001001


Marker Number 1001
Atlas Number 5271001001
Marker Title Commanding Officer's Quarters
Index Entry Commanding Officer's Quarters
City Brackettville
County Kinney
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 361848
UTM Northing 3242524
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; military topics
Marker Year 1988
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location No. 29 colony row, Ft. Clark Springs, Brackettville
Marker Size 16" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text Fort Clark was established as a U.S. Army garrison in June 1852. Nine structures designed by U.S. Army engineers were built in 1873-1874 to house the fort's officers. This house served the fort's commanding officers, including Col. Ranald S. Mackenzie and Gen. Jonathan M. Wainwright. Architectural features include a central entry, wood-frame porch, six-over-six windows, second floor dormers, and four large chimneys with sculpted caps. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1963