Fort Sam Houston

Fort Sam Houston

Since 1845, Fort Sam Houston has led Army activities in the Western Hemisphere and Army medical activities worldwide. This National Historic Landmark also boasts more than 800 historic structures – the largest collection in the Department of Defense. The 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Act allowed Fort Sam Houston to renovate, rehabilitate, and reuse a variety of buildings in four of the post’s historic neighborhoods. After two decades of disuse, the1885 Victorian-style Long Barracks was restored and converted into a modern office space; the 1935 Post Theatre was transformed from a derelict movie house into an Army Soldier Show venue; and a new, compatible building compatible was added to the quadrangle of the 1928 Ninth Infantry Barracks. Federal, state, and municipal government agencies; historic preservation advocacy groups; and skilled contractors and artisans partnered together to realize the Fort’s rejuvenation. In doing so, they showed a superior level of stewardship and modeled success for other bases nationwide.