Blockhouse

Blockhouse (HM14LH)

Location: Hays, KS 67601 Ellis County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 51.695', W 99° 20.548'

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This hexagonal building, made of native limestone quarried three miles west of here, was the first building constructed at Fort Hays. The blockhouse was intended as a barracks for soldiers. When it was finished wooden barracks had been built, so it became the commanding officer's headquarters and post adjutant's living quarters.

Although not intended to be a defensive building, the blockhouse had defensive features such as gun slots and possibly a second floor catwalk. However, the fort was never attacked so these defensive features were never put to the test.

From 1931 until 1955 golfers used it as a clubhouse.
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HM NumberHM14LH
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Placed ByKansas Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 2:51am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 470287 N 4301472
Decimal Degrees38.86158333, -99.34246667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.695', W 99° 20.548'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 41.70" N, 99° 20' 32.88" W
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Area Code(s)785
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1440-1498 Golf Course Rd, Hays KS 67601, US
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