Rediscovering Vancouver Barracks

New, nonmilitary future in store for 366-acre historic site

Ever wonder who works in the buildings in Vancouver Barracks? We did, and decided it was time to find out. After all, the Army plans to leave the barracks by this time next year.

So, with help from the Army, the National Park Service and the Fort Vancouver National Trust we set out to learn the history and current use of each building in the West, East and South barracks.

We figured a huge print map in The Columbian would be fascinating. But then we realized by creating an interactive map for www.columbian.com we could have a lasting, living document.

Columbian artist Marsha Matta created the interactive map. We hope you enjoy clicking around the map and finding explanations, photographs and videos.

Our thanks to dozens of persons who work in Vancouver Barracks for helping us with the project.

Dave Kern, project editor