Military personnel whose lives were cut short serving our country and a military presence that lasted 162 years will be saluted Monday at Vancouver Barracks.
Vancouver's century-old Post Hospital is one of eight sites on the 2012 list of the state's most endangered historic properties.
Army may have left, but shoppette highly valued by military families remains at its post
The birthplace of the U.S. Army post exchange system is getting another distinction: It will be the only one in a national park.
The Fort Vancouver National Trust, in partnership with Carleton Hart Architecture and LSW Architects, is seeking public comment on the potential future uses of the historic Post Hospital building in the West Vancouver Barracks.
Donations needed for match; former Post hospital would be converted
Supporters of a proposed arts campus in Vancouver’s historic core have sent out a call for donations, eyeing a grant that could help get the project rolling.
Public meetings focus on four possibilities for folding the former military campus into the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
The concept of a historic Vancouver Barracks campus, blending public agencies with expanded museum displays and some commercial use, came into sharper focus in a public meeting Wednesday.
Park service sets meetings on future of East, South areas
After serving our country for 162 years, the first permanent U.S. Army post in the Pacific Northwest is awaiting its next assignment.
The National Park Service is entrusted with telling the stories of America’s most historic places. Now a Vancouver-based collaboration is pioneering a new way to share that history through the people who lived it — people like William Kaulehelehe.
New facility replaces Army’s post at Vancouver Barracks
The first time the U.S. Army opened a post in Vancouver, it meant a five-month march that covered more than 2,000 miles.
After 162 years, Army leaves Vancouver base, which will be part of National Park Service
An era ended at midnight Wednesday when military operations ceased at Vancouver Barracks. After 162 years as a U.S. Army base during some defining periods of American history, the barracks site is preparing for a new role. It is destined to become part of the National Park Service, which operates the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.
About 150 people gathered Sunday morning in Vancouver for the first Freedom Walk in memory of the attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. on Sept. 11, 2001.
Five years after voters approved a construction bond measure, the $38 million Vancouver Community Library debuts Sunday with a festive grand opening. A block party on C Street will detour vehicle traffic until late afternoon.
History fans re-create a day of 1844 at Fort Vancouver
Asher Webb learned a valuable lesson about reading the fine print Saturday. After inking his name — one letter at a time — to the bottom of a contract, he was reminded by fort official David Douglas and his son Andrew that the next two years of the boy’s life belonged to the Hudson’s Bay Company. Asher quickly reconsidered. After all, two years is a big part of your life when you’re only 6.
Former chief of U.S. Army casualty operations focuses now on local war memorial
This is a weekend to salute our servicemen who died in the line of duty, and to honor the families of the fallen. It’s what Richard Landis did every day for almost four years. The Clark County veteran was chief of the U.S. Army’s casualty operations center from 1984 to 1987, and was called back to duty for the first Gulf War.
When Kevin Kowitz learned his construction company would do the Artillery Barracks renovation in Vancouver, Kowitz decided to get out of the front office and head for a job site again. “I’ve been in management, and I wanted to do a historic building,” said Kowitz, the job superintendent for Payne Construction in Portland. “It’s not every day you get to work on a 107-year-old building.”
CreditsVancouver Barracks project team: Marsha Matta, Andrea Damewood, Tom Vogt, Steven Lane, Troy Wayrynen, Zachary Kaufman, Mark Bowder, Adam Coddington, Jeff Bunch, Robert Holcomb and Dave Kern