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Fort Sam Houston

Fort Sam Houston, Texas
County of Bexar.
U.S. Army, MCGA-PW-ENR, Building 4196, 2202 15th St., Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-5007
National Register Number: 75001950
Resource type: District.
Property type: Defense - military facility. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: TX-28 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Active Military Post; see www.samhouston.army.mil and www.cs.amedd.army.mil/dptmsec/fshmuse.htm.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 15, 1975):
Authorized in 1875 and completed in 1879, this was the U.S. Army's principal supply base in the Southwest; the fort supplied the "Rough Riders" in 1898 and Pershing's Mexican campaign in 1916. Experiments with the Wright biplane here led to the establishment of the Signal Corps' aviation section in 1914.

The majority of the Fort Sam Houston NHL district is in satisfactory condition. Vacant buildings in the district such as buildings 2000, 2001, 189, the 600 area long barracks and 611A remain unused. Buildings 238 and 240 suffer extensive structural damage related to expansive clay soil.

There are no changes since the last report.

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