Details for 1873 Infantry Barracks (Atlas Number 5507016385)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507016385

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Marker Number 16385
Atlas Number 5507016385
Marker Title 1873 Infantry Barracks
Index Entry 1873 Infantry Barracks
Address 367 Fort Clark Road
City Bracketville
County Kinney
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes forts; military topics; buildings
Marker Year 2010
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Brackettville, 367 Fort Clark Road
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text FORT CLARK BY 1873 HAD GROWN TO REGIMENTAL SIZE, COMPELLING CONSTRUCTION OF SIX SINGLE-STORY INFANTRY BARRACKS AND THREE TWO-STORY CAVALRY BARRACKS BY THE U. S. ARMY QUARTERMASTER DEPARTMENT. THIS ONE-STORY RECTANGULAR PLAN BARRACKS WAS BUILT OF COURSED RUBBLE LIMESTONE WITH A GABLE WOOD SHINGLE ROOF, STONE FIREPLACES, CENTRAL ROOF VENT AND SHED FRONT PORCH. THE OPEN INTERIOR HOUSED BUNKS FOR SIXTY-FOUR SOLDIERS WITH A SINGLE GUN RACK IN THE CENTER OF THE OPEN BAY. THE COMPANY BARRACKS FACED THE OFFICERS’ QUARTERS TO THE WEST ACROSS THE PARADE FIELD. TODAY THIS BUILDING IS THE BEST SURVIVING EXAMPLE OF ITS KIND AT FORT CLARK, AND ONE OF A HANDFUL OF INDIAN WARS PERIOD BARRACKS LEFT ON ANY POST IN THE NATION.