Fort Myer, South Post (Former) – Arlington VA

Description

Originally known as the Arlington Cantonment and then as South Post, this area was a part of Fort Myer. In 1940, WPA labor was used to: “Construct, improve and rehabilitate buildings, including installing plumbing, heating and electrical facilities, public utility systems, water supply and purification, water and sewer lines, roads and walks at Arlington Cantonment, grade and drain grounds, perform incidental and appurtenant work.”

South Post has since been demolished and the grounds have become a part of Arlington National Cemetery, located directly adjacent to the rest of Fort Myer.

Source notes

National Archives, Record Group 69, “Microfilmed Index to WPA Projects.”

http://www.fortmyervamemories.com/arlingtoncantonment.html

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - wpatoday.org on June 22, 2013.

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Location Info


Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, VA 22202

Location notes: The grounds of the former South post are now part of Arlington National Cemetery.

Coordinates: 38.88051077764369, -77.06367857829588

3 comments on “Fort Myer, South Post (Former) – Arlington VA

  1. Avatar Samuel Jones Jr.

    I was stationed at South Post Fort Myer 1956, 1957, 1958.
    The unit I was assigned to was; USASEA United States Army Signal Engineering Agency.
    Where can I get information on this unit.

  2. I was married in the chapel across from the WAC barracks February 1964. I worked on the switchboard on the south area then was transferred to the telegraph office at the North area.. Visited the area in 2015, no south area.

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