The Infantry Barracks

The Infantry Barracks (HM5IT)

Location: Vancouver, WA 98661 Clark County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 37.652', W 122° 39.972'

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— Officers Row —

The Infantry Barracks is the oldest surviving structure in Vancouver Barracks proper. It was constructed in 1887, one of three identical buildings built to house individual companies of the 14th Infantry. Though it was built prior to the standardization of architecture at army posts, the Infantry Barracks shows only slight modifications to an 1872 design issued by Quartermaster General Meigs. It is a simple, Classic Revival style building, and originally had a porch on the second story as well as the first. The offices, store rooms, day room, dining room, kitchen, and other related speces were on the bottom floor. The top floor was an open dormitory for 48 men, known as the "Squad Room."
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HM NumberHM5IT
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Placed ByVancouver National Historic Reserve
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 11:21pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 526019 N 5052719
Decimal Degrees45.62753333, -122.66620000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 37.652', W 122° 39.972'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 37' 39.12" N, 122° 39' 58.32" W
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Area Code(s)360
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 687 McClellan Rd, Vancouver WA 98661, US
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