Building 98, Fort D.A. Russell

Building 98, Fort D.A. Russell (HMHI0)

Location: Marfa, TX 79843 Presidio County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 18.098', W 104° 1.633'

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Constructed in 1920, Building 98 housed the officers club and bachelor officers quarters for Fort D.A.Russell. During the latter years of the World War II, from 1943 to 1945, German prisoners of war from Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps were housed at the fort, and evidence of their ornate artwork can be found on the building's interior walls. Murals depict views from a courtyard and include scenes typical of West Texas. Constructed of adobe and concrete, building 98 features a pebbledash finish and an A-shaped footprint, with one courtyard completely enclosed and another enclosed on three sides.
HM NumberHMHI0
Year Placed2004
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 2:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 593539 N 3352610
Decimal Degrees30.30163333, -104.02721667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 18.098', W 104° 1.633'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 18' 5.88" N, 104° 1' 37.98" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 131-137 Bonnie St, Marfa TX 79843, US
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