Officers Row

Officers Row (HM5DJ)

Location: Vancouver, WA 98661 Clark County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 37.6', W 122° 39.29'

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Officers Row, a procession of homes for officers and their families, began during the early frontier years when Vancouver Barracks was considered by many to be a remote and lonely assignment. The first officer's quarters on the Row wer log cabins built in 1850 - the only surviving example is now called the Grant House.

By the time the Department Commander's quarters (now known as the Marshall House) was constructed in 1886, Vancouver Barracks was the headquarters for the Department of the Columbia and considered a prestige post.

Set apart from the rest of the post, Officers Row commanded a view of the entire garrison from the Parade Ground down to the Columbia River. Both in placement and style, the Row highlighted the separation between officers and enlisted men.

Some of the residences were later converted to clubs, where officers spent much of their free time.

The Row was carefully maintained through World War II, until the U.S. Army shifted its focus away from Vancouver Barracks. The 21 structures were transferred to the City of Vancouver in the 1980s, and the homes rehabilitated in order to preserve the national significance of this site.
HM NumberHM5DJ
Placed ByVancouver National Historic Reserve
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 6:49am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 526906 N 5052626
Decimal Degrees45.62666667, -122.65483333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 37.6', W 122° 39.29'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 37' 36.00" N, 122° 39' 17.40" W
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Area Code(s)360
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1458-1656 E Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver WA 98661, US
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