From an obscure piece of survivingWWII history to a showpiece for the installation and the Department of the Army, Countee Hall strikes the perfect balance between mission needs and historic preservation. The property stands as an example of how the Army can come to a decision through meaningful consultation that is in the best interest of both the historic property and the Army. Countee Hall will continue to be a viable facility that meets the current needs of the installation, while preserving the original features of the building and telling the story of the WWII-era segregated Army, the German POWs interned at Fort LeonardWood, and artist and soldier Samuel Countee’s life and works. To see a commemorative video produced for the Chairman’s Award presentation ceremony click on the image below.
Countee Hall pre-rehabilitation (U.S.Army)
Countee Hall post-rehabilitation (U.S.Army)
SSG Countee posing with his completed mural in 1945 as reported in the installation’s newspaper. (U.S.Army)
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