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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Preservation Projects at Fort Sam Maintain City’s History

  • May 22, 2011
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Amid the massive construction effort still underway at Fort Sam Houston to prepare for the changes stemming from the 2005 round of base closures are a number of restoration projects reviving ancient buildings dating back 75 years or more.

The most notable restoration at the San Antonio post currently is the $24 million rehabilitation of Long Barracks — originally finished in 1885 — allowing it to serve as an office building. All together, 24 historical buildings are being renovated, reported the Express-News.

The first major preservation project at Fort Sam was completed in 2003, after a private sector development team renovated the original Brooke Army Medical Center under what is considered DOD’s first enhanced use leasing project.

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