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Fort Leavenworth, Building No. 16, 24 Sumner Place, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, KS

Fort Leavenworth, Building No. 16, 24 Sumner Place, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, KS

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Summary

Significance: Building #16 and its duplicate, #15, retain a high degree of integrity in their architecture and in their setting. These structures are fine examples of the frame Italianate cottage. Buildings of similar design were evidently a relatively common type for the frontier army in the post Civil War era. There were at least eight at Fort Leavenworth; these two are the only ones extant at this post. In addition to their long association with the old Parade ground - the site of the original Cantonment - this pair represents a key period in the Fort's history, that of the Indian wars. Also, 1870 marked the beginning of a twenty-year period in which the Fort served as headquarters for the Department of the Missouri, which directed military affairs in five states and territories during the decade.
Survey number: HABS KS-53-E
Building/structure dates: 1870 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: ca. 1903 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000346

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Department of the Missouri
Struble, Kristie D, field team
Glass, James A, project manager
Whye, Mike, photographer
Hunt, Judith E, historian
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Location

Leavenworth (Kan.)39.35669, -94.91754
Google Map of 39.3566935, -94.91753639999999
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