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Building 210 on F.E. Warren Air Force Base was constructed to house the offices of the top four military officers stationed on the post, including the Post Commander. Since the Post Commander was the highest-ranking officer, this building is larger and more impressive than other quarters on the base. First- and second-story rooms have twelve-foot-high ceilings, and a grand staircase connects the two floors. There were originally four offices on the first floor with transom windows above the doors. The second floor consists of one large, open room used for military and non-military activities, such as dances, theatrical plays, and military ceremonies including retirements. The basement housed the furnace, coal and “battery” storage areas, and a photographic developing room for the Army’s on-site photographer.
Like other buildings on the base, the former post headquarters is constructed of brick, with a stone foundation, full-length wood porch, slate roof, and oak floors. The facade and side walls are symmetrical, with a central doorway on the facade, and tall, twelve-over-twelve and sixteen-over-sixteen double-hung windows arranged in pairs and topped with stone, flat-arch lintels with keystones. End walls are three-bays deep, with the central pair of windows on the second-story topped by a semi-circular light. These walls rise to parapets with double brick chimneys and central lunette windows.
Installation Planning and Design Guide. F E Warren Air Force Base. April 1984.
Hoagland, Alison K. A rmy Architecture in the West: Forts Laramie, Bridger and D. A. Russell, 1849–1912. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2014.
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