Fort Oglethorpe Historic District

Fort Oglethorpe City, Catoosa County, GA

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Fort Oglethorpe

The Fort Oglethorpe Historic District [†] is composed of some three dozen architecturally and historically significant buildings and several large, landscaped areas, all arranged according to a carefully ordered plan. These buildings, the landscaping, and the overall plan constitute the legacy of Fort Oglethorpe, an army cavalry base established during the first decade of the twentieth century and decommissioned after World War II. They include a number of single-family residences, duplexes, and apartments surrounding a tree-bordered greensward (Barnhardt Circle), duplexes lining a landscaped street (North Thomas Road), several stables and a blacksmith shop, a powder magazine, water towers, a spring, and a reservoir, a commissary and quartermaster's headquarters, a chapel, theater, gymnasium, hospital, post exchange, officers' club, bandhouse and bandstand, and an overgrown, landscaped park (the "Terrace"). All of the architecturally and historically significant buildings and grounds in the historic district are associated with the founding and development of the army cavalry post from which the city later took its name—and its form. Most date from the earliest years of the base, and several date from two subsequent periods of growth and development. Many of the buildings&mdasg;particularly the residences are still used for their original functions (although in a civilian rather than military context); others have been adaptively reused. "The landscape retains much of its original appearance. The overall plan has been scarcely altered.

^dagger; Adapted from: Richard Cloues, architectural historian, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Fort Oglethorpe Historic District, nomonation document, 1978, National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.

Street Names
Barnhardt Circl


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