- Fort Taber
Fort Taber DistrictFort Rodman
Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts Coordinates: Coordinates: Built: 1861 Architect: Unknown Architectural style: No Style Listed Governing body: GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NRHP Reference#:
Added to NRHP: February 8, 1973
Fort Taber District or the "Fort at Clark's Point" is a historic American Civil War-era military fort on Wharf Road within the former Fort Rodman Military Reservation in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The fort is now part of Fort Taber Park, a 47-acre town park located at Clark's Point.
Also known as the Old Stone Fort, Fort Taber began to be constructed the late 1850s, and in 1862 construction became overseen by Henry Robert, author of Robert's Rules of Order. Construction was halted in 1871 and the fort as planned was never completed. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
The fort is awaiting restoration and is not open to the public.
Because of its construction history during the Civil War, local citizens called it Fort Taber after New Bedford's mayor during that period. However, the U.S. Army officially named the military reservation at the site and the fort as Fort Rodman Military Reservation, in honor of Lieutenant Colonel Logan Rodman, a New Bedford native with the 38th Massachusetts Infantry who died in the assault on Port Hudson, Louisiana in 1863.
Clark's Point Light
Clark's Point Lighthouse was originally established in 1797 and went through several versions before the fort was built. The fort obscured the light, so a new light was built on the northeast bastion of the fort in 1869. The working lighthouse was restored in 2001, but is not open to the public. The United States Coast Guard Light List description is "White wooden tower on granite block fort. Private [ie, not USCG] aid".
Fort Taber Historical Association Museum
The Fort Taber Historical Association Museum is located at Fort Taber Park, and features a miniature model of the fort, uniforms from different eras during the fort's active use, photos and military memorabilia. It is operated by the Fort Taber/Fort Rodman Historical Association and opened in 2004.
The park includes several gun batteries, and American Revolution and Civil War re-enactments are held in the park.
- ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/natreg/docs/All_Data.html.
- ^ a b http://www.ci.new-bedford.ma.us/Tourism/Attractions/FortTaberPark.html
- ^ http://www.cyberlights.com/lh/mass/clarks.htm
- ^ United States Coast Guard (2009). Light List, Volume I, Atlantic Coast, St. Croix River, Maine to Shrewsbury River, New Jersey. p. 151.
- Fort Taber Park - City of New Bedford
- Fort Taber/Fort Rodman Historical Association
- Clark's Point Lighthouse
U.S. National Register of Historic Places Topics Lists by statesAlabama • Alaska • Arizona • Arkansas • California • Colorado • Connecticut • Delaware • Florida • Georgia • Hawaii • Idaho • Illinois • Indiana • Iowa • Kansas • Kentucky • Louisiana • Maine • Maryland • Massachusetts • Michigan • Minnesota • Mississippi • Missouri • Montana • Nebraska • Nevada • New Hampshire • New Jersey • New Mexico • New York • North Carolina • North Dakota • Ohio • Oklahoma • Oregon • Pennsylvania • Rhode Island • South Carolina • South Dakota • Tennessee • Texas • Utah • Vermont • Virginia • Washington • West Virginia • Wisconsin • Wyoming Lists by territories Lists by associated states Other
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Fort Macleod, Alberta — Fort Macleod Town Town of Fort Macleod The fort in Fort Macleod … Wikipedia
Taber, Alberta (municipal district) — Municipal District of Taber Municipal district … Wikipedia
John Taber — (b. May 5 1880, Auburn, New York d. November 22 1965, Auburn, New York) was an American congressman. He attended the public schools and graduated from Yale University in 1902 and from New York Law School in 1904. He was admitted to the bar… … Wikipedia
National Register of Historic Places listings in New Bedford, Massachusetts — List of Registered Historic Places in New Bedford, Massachusetts, which has been transferred from and is an integral part of List of Registered Historic Places in Bristol County, Massachusetts Contents: Counties in Massachusetts Barnstable |… … Wikipedia
New Bedford, Massachusetts — New Bedford redirects here. For other uses, see New Bedford (disambiguation). New Bedford, City … Wikipedia
List of communities in Alberta — Distribution of town and cities in Alberta. Rural and spe … Wikipedia
Crowsnest Highway — Crowsnest Highway Highway 3 … Wikipedia
Alberta general election, 2008 — 2004 ← members March 3, 2008 (2008 03 03) … Wikipedia
List of high schools in Alberta — This is a list of high schools in Alberta.A;Acadia Valley: Warren Peers School;Acme: Acme School;Airdrie: AE Bowers Middle School: RJ Hockey Middle School: Rocky View Virtual School: Airdrie Alternative School: Airdrie Altvirtual Program: Airdrie … Wikipedia
List of newspapers in Canada — This list of newspapers in Canada is a list of newspapers printed and distributed in Canada. Contents 1 National English language newspapers 2 Local daily (with a circulation of over 10,000) 2.1 Alberta … Wikipedia