Preservation Projects at Fort Sam Maintain City’s History

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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