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Title: Fort Riley German POW stonework historic context and National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) evaluation
Authors: Schmidt, Aaron R.
Schacht, Kayley R.
Adams, Sunny E.
Smith, Adam D.
Keywords: Building, Stone
Cultural property
Fort Riley (Kan.)
Historic preservation
Prisoners of war--World War, 1939-1945
Stone bridges
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CERL TR-23-28
Abstract: This project provides a historic context for the German prisoner-of-war (POW) experience at Fort Riley, Kansas, and an inventory of stonework features constructed using POW labor during World War II (WWII). The purpose of this historic context and inventory is to determine the stone-work’s eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Based on the historic context and inventory, researchers for this project have determined that there is a potential noncontiguous historic district at Fort Riley. This “German POW Stonework Historic District” at Fort Riley is composed of three linear segments: one concentrated around a stone drainage ditch at Camp Forsyth, one concentrated on a series of stone check dams at Camp Whitside, and one concentrated on a stone levee ditch and culvert at Camp Funston. Additionally, researchers have determined that 12 additional stonework features outside the proposed historic district boundaries are potentially eligible for the NRHP. These include a stone vehicular culvert at Camp Forsyth and four drainage gutters within Fort Riley’s main cantonment.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CERL TR-23-28
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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