Jeffersonville Quartermaster Depot
Jeffersonville Quartermaster Depot (1864-1958) - A U.S. Civil War Quartermaster Depot first established in 1864 in Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana. Named Jeffersonville Quartermaster Depot after the location. Closed in 1958.
History of Jeffersonville Quartermaster Depot
Established in 1864 during the U.S. Civil War to serve as an intermediate Union depot for the procurement, storage and issue of supplies and equipment for the Union Army. The depot covered four city blocks in Jeffersonville, Indiana. One of the few such depots that remained open after the end of the war in 1865.
In 1871 the U.S. Army built a central depot facility at Jeffersonville that was designed by Quartermaster General Montgomery C. Meigs and architect Frederick Law Olmsted. The depot structure occupied a central four city blocks of Jeffersonville and became known as the quadrangle. The quadrangle was formed by a one-story brick building 50 feet wide and approximately 800 feet long on each side. A power house and 100' water tower occupied the center of the quadrangle. The buildings were completed in 1874.
During the Spanish American War the depot manufactured uniform shirts and produced some 100,000 per month during the conflict. During World War I the depot produced 700,000 uniform shirts. During World War II the depot expanded and produced 2.2 billion dollar worth of goods for the war effort. The depot closed in 1958 and the depot buildings have since been repurposed.
Repurposed remains of the Jeffersonville Quartermaster Depot in Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana. The Jeffersonville City Hall now occupies the center of the quadrangle.