Fort Bragg Old Post Historic District Landscape Report
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB
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This document provides an inventory and evaluation of the historic landscapes within the Old Post Historic District OPHD at Fort Bragg, and 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 that requires Federal agencies to inventory and evaluate their cultural resources. The report discusses the OPHD layout and design, its periods of significance, and historic landscapes and landscape features significant to the district. Several significant landscapes within the OPHD are identified, including the parade ground, Normandy Heights and Bastogne Gables Housing Areas, Ryder Golf Course, polo field, mule barn area, support buildings landscape such as the chapel, theater, headquarters, Bachelor Officers Quarters, Officers Club, former hospital and nurses quarters and barracks, and the industrial area. Important character-defining open spaces within the contributing landscapes include the parade field, polo field, Ryder golf course, Bowley Field, Ruth Field, the traffic circle, former civic center area, chapel area, and the triangular areas in front of the old hospital and headquarters. This report also includes planting recommendations for significant landscapes within the OPHD to improve the integrity and create historic continuity within the district.
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