Newport RI - From the Vault #8
Check out this old Fort Adams map!
The Newport RI Vault has been opened up once again... This time we've come across an incredible old map of Fort Adams.
My grandfather actually lived in the fort as a child, as his father (my great-grandfather) served here beginning in 1924. After hearing so many stories about life inside the fort from my family over the years, it was great to be able to see where some of these places were.
Harbor Defenses of Narragansett Bay
Fort Adams - Rhode Island
FORT ADAMS, RI
Drawn Nielsen - Date 20 Dec 1946
The date could also be 1948. It's difficult to make out.
In the photo below, I've labeled some points of interest in red.
If you zoom in on this next photo, you can see exactly where my grandfather lived with his family.
***UPDATE - October 2011***
Thanks to the photo below, we now have the evidence that my grandfather did live in Unit #47. That's him in front of the family residence, in either his late teens or early 20's (late 1930's or early 1940's).
Even with all the stories I'd heard, I never realized how many different things were actually here at the fort. With all of the following inside, it really was like its own self-contained city:
To see the exact locations of all of these places on the map, check out the lists of permanent and temporary buildings by clicking on each photo below.
Well, that's about it for now. I hoped you enjoyed seeing this interesting little piece of Fort Adams (and my family's) history.
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