Noncommissioned officers’ quarters duplex, inter-war housing at Fort Knox, KY, circa 1940 (NARA)
PROGRAM COMMENT FOR INTER-WAR ERA HISTORIC HOUSING, ASSOCIATED BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES, AND LANDSCAPE FEATURES (1919-1940) In 2020, the ACHP issued the Program Comment for Inter-War Era Historic Housing, Associated Buildings and Structures, and Landscape Features (1919-1940) at the request of the Department of the Army (Army). The Program Comment enables the Army to conduct a category of frequent and recurring undertakings, identified as management actions, including maintenance, repair, rehabilitation, renovation, abatement, mothballing, demolition, replacement construction, new construction, lease, and conveyance following standardized procedures and processes detailed in the Program Comment. The Program Comment establishes procedures for the Army’s management of its nationwide inventory of more than 3,200 Inter-War Era housing units to balance historic preservation requirements with its responsibility for maintaining the housing in a manner that provides for the quality of life, health, and safety for military families. For the purposes of the Program Comment, the Army acknowledges that all Inter-War Era housing units are historic properties. Because these management actions present the potential for adverse effects to historic properties, the Army will carry out treatment measures to mitigate the adverse effects of these undertakings as part of its implementation of the Program Comment. The Program Comment will remain in effect until September 4, 2055.
Noncommissioned officers’ quarters duplex, inter-war housing at Fort Knox, KY, circa 2007 (USACE-ERDC-CERL/ Adam Smith)
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