Analysis of Building 839 : Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania
Smith, Adam D.; Enscore, Susan I.; Tooker, Megan W.
Special ReportAbstract: This document presents a historic context, integrity analysis, and evaluation for the National Register of Historic Places for Building 839 at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. The report meets the requirements in the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) for federal agencies to address their cultural resources—defined as any prehistoric or historic district, site, building, structure, or object. Identification of potentially significant properties is achieved only through a survey and evaluation to associate a property within a larger historic context. Building 839 was likely constructed in the middle 1850s by Daniel Kieffer and was utilized as a farmhouse for the farm. In 1860, Kieffer sold the farm to Richard Parker who continued to farm the land. The Carlisle Indian Industrial School acquired the farm in 1887 and utilized the house as living quarters for the farmer and classroom space for the farm unit of the school until 1918. After the War Department reacquired Carlisle Barracks in 1918, the farmhouse was used for officer housing. It is the determination of the current survey that Building 839 should be included within the existing Carlisle Indian Industrial School National Historic Landmark district for its use by the school to teach farming practices and animal husbandry. NOTE: This file is large. Allow your browser several minutes to download the file.
Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
National Register of Historic Places (NRHP); Cultural resources management; US Army Carlisle Barracks; Historic preservation; Carlisle Indian Industrial School; Farm; Farmhouse; Pennsylvania; Environment
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