Schweinfurt Military Housing – Askren Manor

Much has been said and written about the closing of Ledward and Conn Barracks in Schweinfurt, one of the largest U.S. American bases in Germany, which is to be completely carried out by 30 September 2014. This post is about Askren Manor, the housing which is supposed to get completely torn down.

Askren Manor is the largest on-post housing area  with 674 stairwell apartments as well as 26 duplexes, all in within walking distance to Ledward Barracks. Other facilities include  the elementary school, commissary, school age services, and the child development center.

We had spent another weekend in Schweinfurt and on our way home again, we were heading towards Niederwerrner Straße, where we stopped for a photo on the side gate. The mesh wire fence has become almost obsolete by now.

mesh wire fence

We are approaching the corner of Niederwerrner Strasse and John-F.-Kennedy-Ring.

Coming from Ledward on  Niederwerrner Strasse

Askren Manors, Schweinfurt

Just passing by some of the buildings on the John-F.-Kennedy-Ring. Too bad we had the Grüne Welle (synchronized traffic lights) and could not slow down, which made some photos a bit blurry.

Askren Manors


Askren Manors

The gate to Askren Manors

Askren Manors

The latest I heard was to turn Askren Manor into a completely new housing development and Ledward Barracks becoming a sister college (i-Campus) to FHWS Würzburg.

More about the i-Campus:;art742,8036003 in German.

Quoted from the article: Im Herbst sollen die ersten Studenten für den FHWS i-Campus der Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften (FHWS) nach Schweinfurt kommen….”

(Starting with the fall semester 2014, the first 100 students are expected to enroll at the i-Campus University of Applied Sciences in Schweinfurt.)


  1. Greetings everyone!!

    My family and I lived on the 3rd floor of Askren Manor from January-June 1993 . We PCS’d Concurrent Travel, Command Sponsored, on a three year tour. But unfortunately, I developed problems medically, and was honorably discharged on 7 Jun 93 as a Staff Sergeant (E6) with almost 11 years active duty.

    We had a five bedroom apartment, as we have four children. I remember it very well. The ceilings were slanted on the sides with the full height at the windows only. We’d have to duck down on the sides so we didn’t hit our heads. I also remember it was pretty cold at night when the heaters turned off automatically. It was cold in the morning until the heat kicked back on.

    When it came to grocery shopping, we were right down the road from the Commissary. We’d have to carry our groceries up those flights of stairs. By the time we were done going up and down the stairs numerous times, we were very tired!!

  2. Dear Ron Ralph,
    I live next to Askren Manor (or what’s left of it). Do you have any pictures or more infos about your stay. I’d be really happy to hear some more of your memories. If you want any pictures of what’s left of the commissary (it’s being torn down just now) or the house you lived in write me a few lines. Thanks.

  3. I lived on the 3rd floor in the Army housing building facing west towards the green fields. Poplar street. It was a 5 minute walk to school. The wind wafting through the birch trees would put me to sleep at night. I would catch bees with Peter Zelkenat after school. Stupid stuff you do as a 3rd grader.

  4. Sounds like you had a perfectly good childhood living there – including the silly stuff, which many of us did too. 🙂

  5. My family lived in Askren Manor from 1983-1984 (we moved to Stuttgart) and it one of the most memorable periods in my life. We lived on the last street, which when facing the building there was a baseball field to the right and slightly behind. Behind our house we faced train tracks.

  6. Lived there in 2007 My husband was stationed here. We came with our 2st born and I was pregnant with my 2nd, one of the most wonderful times of our lives. I will always miss this place.♥️

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