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Barth Hall and the "Beehive"


category : Historic Buildings
Barth Hall and the Barth Hall, the building on the corner of Kearney and McCellan Avenues, was the home in 1881 of the School of Application for Cavalry and Infantry, the predecessor of the Command and General Staff College.

The large building directly west of Barth Hall is known as the "Beehive." Built in 1882 as a barracks, the Beehive has undergone extensive renovation to house the National Simulations Center. The building earned its nickname in the 1920s when it housed officers with families of one or more children.


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French Cannons

These beautiful artifacts of bygone wars remain a mystery at Fort Leavenworth. They were cast in the 1700s in Paris; the name of the foundryman and place and date of manufacture are on each piece. How or why they came to Leavenworth is unknown.

Fort Leavenworth, KS Military History

Old Stone Wall

The Stone wall behind and across the street from Grant's statue is a favorite with photographers. The wall was restored in the early part of this century by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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National Cemetery

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