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Video. Fort Thomas. 1936

 

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Officers' Row Officers' Quarters Mens' Quarters Officers' Residence 1909. Trivia on
this card is here.
         
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 Aerial View, 1908 Parade Grounds and
Officer  Quarters
Barracks, 1914 View from the Fort 1905

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Post Headquarters
On Cochran Avenue
Post Exchange Fort Thomas Amphitheater Mess Hall

 

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Fort Thomas Scene Officers Row Service Club Officers' Row Hospital

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On the Road Arrival On the Road to the Fort


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Camped In Route Training Arrival

The above six images represent a troop movement from Fort Knox to Fort Thomas, October, 1922

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Officers' Residences Commissary, c. WWI Officers' Residences Parade Field

Quartermaster & Finance Office

 

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Knights of Columbus Hall, Fort Thomas Plaque currently inside the Mess Hall   Mess Hall

 

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When you have nothing to say. The New Brick Barracks
 in Fort Thomas
The Overlook Children in Fort Thomas. We'd guess WWI-ish. Thanks to Eric Geiman for identifying the location of this one as here.

 

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Finance Office,
July 13, 1943
Drilling Training 10th Infantry in Full Gear,
1920
In the Mess

 

Fort Thomas Chapel

The Fort Thomas Chapel. Want to see it? It was moved to 9th and Boone in Newport, where it serves today as the home of the First Church of God.


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The Armory. c. WWI

A whoop-de-do at the Mess Hall,
 the date and event are unknown

Interior of Mess
Hall, Fort Thomas

The American Architect and Building News, April 27, 1895

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Recruiting Station Officers Row,
Fort Thomas
Tent City at the Fort Headquarters, Fort Thomas   Leaving Fort Thomas From a Facebook post by Mark Allen Black

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Looking west toward the domiciliary, 1946. “Hi, Honey, I thought you might like this card for your collection as in this building the old master eats, sleeps, and works, Love and kisses, Eddie.”   Engineer Corps at New Post, Campbell Co., Ky., October 30, 1889 Names and ranks from left to right:. Frank S. Taliaferro, 2nd Assistant; James M. Locke, 1st Assistant; William L. Glazier, Resident Engineer; and John D. Ellis, Sewer Inspector. Taken in Alexander Circle. from a Facebook post by Melissa Knepfle Beckett

 

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At Entrance of Y.M.C.A.
Building, Fort Thomas
Army YMCA, Fort Thomas 
Roughly where the playground
is today at the Fort. 
(Thanks to Eric Geiman for identifying the location)
Library at the YMCA Inside of the Fort
Thomas YMCA, 1918
Another Y.M.C.A.
Building, Fort Thomas

 

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The Chapel
(*fun facts)
Inspection at the Barracks Splinter City  The Mess Hall

 

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Company Barracks Fitting Shoes (*trivia), New Recruits New Brick Barracks

 

Fort Thomas Rifle Range
Target Practice, c. 1910 Target practice wasn't always done at the Fort itself. Troops were sometimes marched to a location down on the Licking River, off Licking Pike for target practice. Hence the name, “Rifle Range Road.” Background buildings on the left image indicate, however, that this image was taken at the Fort.

 

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The above eight pages are all Fort Scenes from just before World War I. Each image has captions at the bottom of it.

Campbell Frill Line

 
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Ft. Thomas Church Services "The Main Building" 1918

Hospital, in front of the current museum.
From a Facebook post by Debbie Blackwell Buckley

“The Men's Department”

 

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Duplicity in the postcard business!!  If you look real close, you can see the spot in the card on the right where they airbrushed out the lady in the card on the right.  Why, we can't imagine.

 

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These six are c. 1910

Cincinnati, July 18. - General Phil Sheridan was here today looking after a new site for the United States Army Barracks at Newport, Ky.  He said: “Twelve sites are offered.  The object is to get much more ground in a location out of the reach of the high water in the Ohio River.  I shall stay here until I inspect all of the sites.”  - New York Times, July 19, 1887. “The price paid by the government for the new Newport (Ky.) barracks was $48,000 for 111 acres. The tract is situated about four miles from Newport. A view of twenty miles of the surrounding country is one of the attractions of the place. It is near the Ohio river and is well drained. There is sufficient ground for a rifle range. Railroad trains and steamboats pass the grounds daily. It is directly opposite the little Miami river.” Indianapolis News, August 3, 1887
E. Leo Koester’s history of the fort at
 Fort Thomas, from 1942, is here.
Town closes saloons for duration of WWI, here.
The military hospital visited in 1898. A history of the Fort from 1924 is here, and an earlier history, from 1895, is here.

 

There are three Fort Thomas applications in the National Register of Historic Places. You'll find each one contains lots of images, history, and architectural details. Each is a pdf.

The Mess Hall The Midway The Military Reservation District

Fort Thomas Scene

The spoils of war.

 

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These last two have been represented to us as being Fort Thomas Scenes.  Maybe.  Maybe Not.

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