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Fort Napier – Officers Mess

A second visit to Fort Napier allowed me to photograph the wood and iron Garrison Officers Mess. Sadly it is in a serious state of neglect. Fort Napier was established on 31 August 1843, and the first British Regiment, the 45th built the Fort. It was last used as a Garrison fort in 1914, but was used thereafter in WWI for German POW’s. In 1920 it became the Fort Napier Psychiatric Hospital, and is still in use.

State entities are renowned for their neglect of assets, and this old heritage site has a bleak future.

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Fort Napier (PMB) – Wood and Iron Officers Mess

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Fort Napier (PMB) – Wood and Iron Garrison Officers Mess

 

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