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Fort Leavenworth, Metropolitan Avenue & Seventh Street, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, KS

Fort Leavenworth, Metropolitan Avenue & Seventh Street, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, KS

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Summary

Significance: Founded in 1827, Fort Leavenworth is one of the oldest Army posts in the American West. During the mid nineteenth century the post protected travelers on the Santa Fe Trail and supplied all military posts further to the west. The post served as headquarters for numerous military campaigns including the Mexican War and Indian Wars, and policing actions in the slave/free state conflicts of the 1850's. After 1870 Fort Leavenworth increased in size and importance as headquarters for the Army's Department of the Missouri and the new School of Application for Infantry and Cavalry. Following the Spanish-American War, and throughout the twentieth century, officer education became the post's primary mission.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-7
Survey number: HABS KS-53
Building/structure dates: 1827 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1866 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1908 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1947 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1993 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000346

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Newton, Barry, project manager
Glass, James A, project manager
Marko, Eric S, delineator
Zabilka, Eric J, delineator
Broeckelmann, Kurt M, delineator
Rosebrough, Kristin M, delineator
Fernandez, Jose L, delineator
Capstack, Scott E, delineator
Raymond, James A, C, delineator
Schwenk, Sarah, historian
Wolfenbarger, Deon, historian
Whye, Mike, photographer
Cerniglia, Alice, historian
Walton, Wendy, historian
Glass, James A, historian
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Location

Leavenworth (Kan.)39.32836, -94.92073
Google Map of 39.3283581, -94.92073479999999
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