Fort Leonard Wood Cantonment Landscape Context, Inventory, and Management
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB
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This document is an inventory and evaluation of the landscape features of the cantonment area at Fort Leonard Wood. This document serves to meet the requirements for Federal agencies to address their cultural resources, defined as any prehistoric or historic district, site, building, structure, or object, specifically, Section 110 which requires Federal agencies to inventory and evaluate their cultural resources. The layout of the cantonment in response to the rolling hills and terrain of the Ozarks Highlands has quite an impact on the scenic views, the curvilinear roadways and the park-like open space on the parade ground. While the current layout, land use, and roadways remain very similar to the historic WWII landscape, field reconnaissance and historical data analysis did not provide sufficient evidence for the whole cantonment as a historic district. However, several component landscapes throughout the cantonment were determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. These landscapes include Veterans Park, Gammon Field, the Old Post Headquarters and the Red Cross Building, and the WWII Temporary Historic District. In addition, this report makes several recommendations for the maintenance and upkeep of the eligible component landscapes.
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