All of the officer's quarters at Fort Scott were built as duplexes. They were two stories in height and had a basement above ground. Each side had two large rooms on a floor, with a wide hall and stairs connecting the floors. The wide hallways were often used for dances. The kitchen was housed in the basement. Commodious fireplaces heated the rooms; and wood was available in the immediate neighborhood to use as fuel. Wide galleries or porches across the front and rear of the quarters undoubtedly were enjoyed by the occupants on warm summer evenings. Compared to some officers' quarters, the buildings at Fort Scott were comfortable and even luxurious. View the gallery below for photos and information about each room.
Last updated: July 25, 2016