Details for Building 98, Fort D.A. Russell

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5377013284


Marker Number 13284
Atlas Number 5377013284
Marker Title Building 98, Fort D.A. Russell
Index Entry Fort D.A. Russell Building 98
Address 705 W. Bonnie St.
City Marfa
County Presidio
UTM Zone 13
UTM Easting 593547
UTM Northing 3352601
Subject Codes World War II; German immigrants/immigration; artists
Marker Year 2004
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 705 W Bonnie St
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Constructed in 1920, Building 98 housed the Officers Club and Bachelor Officers Quarters for Fort D.A. Russell. During the latter years of World War II, from 1943 to 1945, German prisoners of war from Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps were housed at the fort, and evidence of their ornate artwork can be found on the building's interior walls. Murals depict views from a courtyard and include scenes typical of west Texas. Constructed of adobe and concrete, Building 98 features a pebbledash finish and an A-shaped footprint, with one courtyard completely enclosed and another enclosed on three sides. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2004

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