Robert F. Barrick Memorial Library

Robert F. Barrick Memorial Library (HMKS5)

Location: Highfield-Cascade, MD 21719 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 42.37', W 77° 29.633'

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Robert Frederick Barrick entered the military service in 1909 as a private in the Maryland National Guard in Frederick, Maryland. He was commissioned in 1917. In 1926, he was given the task of building a Maryland National Guard training camp on a mountain site near Cascade, Maryland. It was named Camp Albert C. Richie, for the governor of Maryland at that time.

Barrick had only a seventh grade education and his knowledge of engineering was limited to that gained from books in his free time. Supplementing this with practical experience, natural talent, and determination, Barrick drew plans for, and directed the construction of, every stone building on the post.

This building was originally an officers dining hall.

Barrick was promoted to major in 1937 and, in 1942, received a Regular Army commission. He retired in 1953 with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He died in Frederick in 1966.

This library is dedicated to his memory.
HM NumberHMKS5
Historical Period20th Century
Historical PlaceMilitary Installation
Marker TypeMemorial
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleInterpretative Marker / Sign
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 7:12am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] DOUGLAS MOWEN  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 286200 N 4398119
Decimal Degrees39.70616667, -77.49388333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 42.37', W 77° 29.633'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 42' 22.2000" N, 77° 29' 37.9800" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14326 Barrick Avnue, Highfield-Cascade MD 21719, US
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