FORT SNELLING UPPER POST


Cavalry Drill House
Photo by Mark Gustafson

Building #201 - Cavalry Drill House

As one of the largest and most prominently placed buildings on the post, the cavalry drill house readily grabs your attention. It was built in 1907 so the cavalry could train indoors during Minnesota's bitter winters. A spectator's platform was installed in 1922 and a heating system in 1926. During WWII it was used to house 850 men at a time as they were being processed into the Army.

Currently the fieldhouse is owned by the Mineapolis Park Board and is for sale for $4,000,000. Includes 7 acres of land.

Update: The drill house has been bought by the Boy Scouts and is being remodeled. It's slated to be opened October 1, 2010 as their urban retreat.



Front
Photo by Mark Gustafson
Side
Photo by Mark Gustafson


Front
Photo by Greg Hines
Entrance
Photo by Greg Hines


Back of facade
Photo by Greg Hines
Keystone
Photo by Greg Hines


Facade
Photo by Greg Hines
Doorway
Photo by Matt Flueger


Building plans
Photo by Matt Flueger
Building plans
Photo by Matt Flueger


Interior
Photo by Matt Flueger
The hall
Photo by Matt Flueger


The hall
Photo by Matt Flueger
Window
Photo by Matt Flueger


Gusset plates
Photo by Matt Flueger
Doorway
Photo by Matt Flueger


Window arch
Photo by Matt Flueger
Viewing booth
Photo by Matt Flueger


Old building number
Photo by Matt Flueger
New building number
Photo by Matt Flueger


Grafitti
Photo by Matt Flueger
Company I, 3rd Infantry Regiment
Photo by Matt Flueger


Headquarters company
Photo by Matt Flueger
Guard duty
Photo by Matt Flueger


Hall interior
Photo by Mark Gustafson
End wall
Photo by Mark Gustafson


Completed drill hall, 2010
Photo by Kathryn Wyatt
Climbing poles and drill hall, 2010
Photo by Kathryn Wyatt