Officers' Quarters Historical

Officers' Quarters Historical (HM1WF0)

Location: Tucson, AZ 85712 Pima County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 15.604', W 110° 52.495'

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The officers of Fort Lowell and their families lived in 7 adobe homes-officers' row. During peak periods of military activity, up to three families lived in each building. After 1889, two smaller houses for married non-commissioned officers were added to the east end of the row.

Each 42-by-42-foot structure had a dirt floor, adobe walls, and, after the mid-1880s, redwood floors, plastered interiors, shutters, and porches with ocotillo fences. An 18-by-35-foot kitchen lay to the rear, with a pantry, kitchen, dining room, and servant's room. A walled yard enclosed each individual compound, along with a garden for food.

The army officially considered women and children mere camp followers and made little provision for them. Nonetheless, the families provided warmth and stability, and they endured the hardships of frontier military life along with their husbands and fathers.
HM NumberHM1WF0
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Date Added Monday, January 2nd, 2017 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 511781 N 3569269
Decimal Degrees32.26006667, -110.87491667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 15.604', W 110° 52.495'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 15' 36.24" N, 110° 52' 29.7" W
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Area Code(s)520
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2900 N Craycroft Rd, Tucson AZ 85712, US
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