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Fort McCoy, Sparta, Monroe County, WI

Fort McCoy, Sparta, Monroe County, WI

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Significance: Fort McCoy is significant as the location of one of the largest concentrations of 800 Series temporary buildings in the United States. Fort McCoy was built as part of a massive mobilization program designed to provide housing and training facilities for the troops, in preparation for the United States' involvement in World War II. The cantonment section of Fort McCoy today vividly recalls both the planning and construction phases of the camp. Its triangular division plan continues to provide pleasant perspectives along curvilinear avenues and occasional vistas of impressive buildings at the end of axial streets. Only a few hundred of the 1,500 wartime structures have been removed, and the exterior colors and materials on most buildings are unchanged from the 1940s. Nearly all of the mobilization building types remain intact. Thus, Fort McCoy represent one of the most complete collections of 800 Series standard buildings still in existence.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-45
Survey number: HABS WI-308



Historic American Buildings Survey, creator


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