Video. Fort Thomas. 1936
|Officers' Row||Officers' Quarters||Mens' Quarters||Officers' Residence||1909. Trivia on
this card is here.
|Aerial View, 1908||Parade Grounds and
|Barracks, 1914||View from the Fort||1905|
On Cochran Avenue
|Post Exchange||Fort Thomas Amphitheater||Mess Hall|
|Fort Thomas Scene||Officers Row||Service Club||Officers' Row||Hospital|
|On the Road||Arrival||On the Road to the Fort|
|Camped In Route||Training||Arrival|
The above six images represent a troop movement from Fort Knox to Fort Thomas, October, 1922
|Officers' Residences||Commissary, c. WWI||Officers' Residences||Parade Field||
Quartermaster & Finance Office
Presentation of the Flag
Looking East from the Tower
This is a 1937 plat of the Fort area. It doesn't show up real well in this thumb nail, but it's much clearer
in the enlarged version - which is very large so you can actually read it.
The text that came with it is here. (pdf)
|Fort Thomas, “between the Ohio River and the Twelve Mile Turn Pike,” February, 1909||Plat of the Rifle Range, October, 1907. Note that north is down and to the right.|
|Knights of Columbus Hall||Plaque currently inside the Mess Hall||Mess Hall|
|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.|
July 13, 1943
|Drilling||Training||10th Infantry in Full Gear,
|In the Mess|
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.
|The Armory. c. WWI||
A whoop-de-do at the Mess Hall,
Interior of Mess
|The American Architect and Building News, April 27, 1895|
|Recruiting Station||Officers Row,
|Tent City at the Fort||Headquarters, Fort Thomas||Leaving Fort Thomas From a Facebook post by Mark Allen Black|
|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|
|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
Building, Fort Thomas
|Inspection at the Barracks||Splinter City||The Mess Hall|
|Company Barracks||Fitting Shoes (*trivia),||New Recruits||New Brick Barracks|
|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.|
|The above eight pages are all Fort Scenes from just before World War I. Each image has captions at the bottom of it.|
|Ft. Thomas Church Services||"The Main Building" 1918||
Hospital, in front of the current museum.
|“The Men's Department”|
|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.|
|The Mess Halls, Fort Thomas||Scenes at Fort Thomas||The Barracks, Fort Thomas||The Barracks, Fort Thomas||Barracks, Fort Thomas|
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|
The spoils of war.
These last two have been represented to us as being Fort Thomas Scenes. Maybe. Maybe Not.