The Barracks

The Barracks (HM7DD)

Location: Crown Point, NY 12928 Essex County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 1.714', W 73° 25.764'

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These barracks were constructed in the fashionable Georgian style of the day, uncommon in the northern interior of New York in the mid-18th century. The soldiers' barracks is composed of four dwelling units of four rooms. Each doorway opens into a hallway flanked by two rooms. Originally, the hall contained a stairway to two rooms on the second story.

Between twelve and eighteen soldiers occupied each room. Officers were allowed one or more rooms according to rank, and non-commissioned officers (subalterns) were quartered two to a room. Soldiers were allotted one-half cord of wood per room each week for cooking and heating, and one pound of candles for light. Six beds and twelve blankets were provided for a room housing twelve men, as were an iron pot, candlestick, bucket and axe. Clean sheets, when available, were issued once a month during the 1760s.
HM NumberHM7DD
Placed ByCrown Point State Historic Site
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 4:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 625861 N 4876244
Decimal Degrees44.02856667, -73.42940000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 1.714', W 73° 25.764'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 1' 42.84" N, 73° 25' 45.84" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-6 Adirondack Park, Crown Point NY 12928, US
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