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Officers' Quarters: 1907

Officers' Quarters: 1907

1907. "Officers' quarters. Fort Thomas, Kentucky." At left, the residence of Lt. Col. Leonard Austin Lovering. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

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Hydrophilic Wisteria

They wreck havoc on sprinklers, septic systems, and drain pipes as well.

Current status

From Fort Wiki:

"The officer quarters on Greene Street were privatized and sold to individuals in 1992, creating an upscale "Military Commons". These homes have been modernized internally with the exteriors kept keeping their 1890s look. The officer quarters on Alexander Circle remain unoccupied and deteriorating."

Civil War Forts

Ft. Thomas, Ft. Wright and Ft. Mitchell all in Kentucky, are now quiet northern Kentucky suburbs of Cincinnati. During the Civil War however, they were heavily armed camps who's only mission was the protection of the city of Cincinnati from Confederate invasion. It must have convinced the Southern tacticians, as Cincinnati was ultimately never threatened.

Slithering Vines

they be Wisteria which have beautiful light purplish flowers, but play havoc with trellises and brickwork.

First Step

What is that thing?

[Boot scraper. -tterrace]

This picture brings back memories.

During my last assignment on active duty we lived in one of the old, historically-designated houses for senior officers at the Presidio of Monterey, CA. It was like living in a piece of history. Very quiet, very pleasant. You knew all your neighbors. In 1907 Lt. Col. Levering, being the post commander, would also have known all his neighbors, and in the "Old Army", there would have been a number of social functions at the residence.

Anyone care to

describe those tree-like plants slithering up the side of the buildings?

[Wisteria. -tterrace]

Still Standing

The Lt. Col's house was part of a military compound and the surviving buildings on this road (9 Green Street) match those in the historical photo.

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