Fort Marcy Officer's Residence
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 35° 41.308 W 105° 56.321
13S E 415066 N 3949801
Quick Description: Located just off the Plaza in downtown Santa Fe, it is also known as Edgar Lee Hewett House.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 9/5/2007 8:57:50 PM
Waymark Code: WM2540
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 35

Long Description:
This building is one of the few remaining military buildings dating from the period when the U.S. Army maintained two military reservations in Santa Fe (1846-1894). This adobe building was one of six constructed as housing for the officers and their families assigned to the Headquarters of the Military Department (later District) of New Mexico in 1870-1871. The building was also used as an officer's quarters for Fort Marcy, the military post established in Santa Fe in 1846 when the United States took possession of New Mexico during the Mexican War. Fort Marcy was abandoned in 1894. A few years later the former officer's quarters was acquired by the Museum of New Mexico. In 1916 it was modified into the prevailing Spanish-Pueblo Indian architectural style. At this time many of the 19th century buildings on the Plaza in downtown Santa Fe underwent similar conversions. A virtually intact 1870's period military officer's quarters exists beneath this facade. Dr. Edgar Lee Hewett, founder of the Museum of New Mexico and adovate of the Spanish-Pueblo style, lived here for thirty years. This building is listed on the New Mexico Register of Cultural Properties and the National Register of Historic Places.
Street address:
116 Lincoln Ave
Santa Fe, NM United States

County / Borough / Parish: Santa Fe

Year listed: 1975

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Person, Architecture/Engineering,

Periods of significance: 1850-1874

Historic function: Defense, Domestic, Military Facility, Single Dwelling

Current function: Recreation And Culture, Museum

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Privately owned?: Not Listed

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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