Office of the U. S. Army Depot Quartermaster

Office of the U. S. Army Depot Quartermaster (HMJB2)

Location: Yuma, AZ 85364 Yuma County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 43.665', W 114° 37.341'

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This adobe building was constructed in 1872 as an office for the Fort Yuma Quartermaster Depot. It replaced a room in a corner of the depot storehouses where, according to Captain J. G. C. Lee, Quartermaster, ". . .the noise of the arrivals and departures of boats. . . the piling and unpiling of boxes, hammering, nailing. . .the car, heavily laden being rolled in and out, and the heavy tramp of the labourers going to and fro. . . " had become intolerable.

While not formally designated as the Quartermaster Depot until 1865, the U. S. Army had been using the Arizona site because of its advantageous location for transferring supplies arriving by steamboat. From here, heavy freight wagons carried goods to military post and civilian settlements all over Arizona Territory, from the 1860's until the 1877 arrival of the railroad changed the transportation scene.

After 1875, the Signal Corp maintained a telegraph office and weather station in part of the building, remaining until 1891. Civilian workers for the U. S. Weather Service and U. S. Border Commission occupied the building until 1966. Arizona State Parks Board acquired the building in 1969 and fully restored it in 1987.
HM NumberHMJB2
Placed ByYuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 2:06am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 722816 N 3623606
Decimal Degrees32.72775000, -114.62235000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 43.665', W 114° 37.341'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 43' 39.90" N, 114° 37' 20.46" W
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Area Code(s)928
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 N 4th Ave, Yuma AZ 85364, US
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