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Fort Rodman Military Reservation, Officers' Quarters, West side of entrance drive, .2 mile south of Rodney French Boulevard, New Bedford, Bristol County, MA

Fort Rodman Military Reservation, Officers' Quarters, West side of entrance drive, .2 mile south of Rodney French Boulevard, New Bedford, Bristol County, MA

 
 
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Significance: The Officer's Quarters exterior retains its integrity of location, setting, materials, and workmanship. Its construction was associated with the installation of Fort Rodman of Endicott Period batteries, one of the important phases of United States Coastal fortifications. The house is a good example of an officer's quarters constructed according to a standardized plan. It may also be one of the few frame Endicott Period officer's quarters constructed in New England and is certainly one of the few that have survived. Thus far, only one other example of a house built according to the same plan has been located. The Officer's Quarters thus meets criteria A and C of the National Register of Historic Places and also contributes to the existing Fort Taber National Register District, which is significant because it represents "the development of coastal fortifications from the revolutionary period through the mid twentieth century."
Survey number: HABS MA-1256-A
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 73001954

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bristol county41.60520, -70.91508
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