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    Another Forsyth Facility featured this Friday

    Another Forsyth Facility featured this Friday

    FORT RILEY, KS, UNITED STATES

    09.23.2021

    Photo by Scott Rhodes 

    Fort Riley Public Affairs Office

    This Fort Riley Friday we continue our look at the houses on Officer's Row, commonly known as Forsyth Avenue on Main Post. The street is named for Col. James A. Forsyth (1836-1906), the first commandant of the Cavalry and Light Artillery School.

    Quarters 14 was built in 1894 with limestone walls and foundation, wood floors and a slate roof.

    14 Forsyth Ave. was one of the duplexes constructed using Capt. George Pond's further modification of the standard Army duplex which Pond had previously updated. He introduced a new duplex design to Fort Riley (and to Army construction) featuring an added four-bay projecting gable to the front. A 1988 report found that this may have been the prototype for several series of standardized plans that were widely used during the 1890s and the first decade of the twentieth century.

    Pictured: Quarters 14 Forsyth Ave. in 1930, top, and as it appears today, bottom.

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 09.23.2021
    Date Posted: 09.23.2021 17:45
    Photo ID: 6854565
    VIRIN: 210923-A-YH536-001
    Resolution: 1200x1200
    Size: 1.57 MB
    Location: FORT RILEY, KS, US 

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