Passing Former Ledward Barracks in August 2022

While attending my brother’s wedding in Werneck in early August, we also drove by Ledward Barracks as usual.

These are some random photos taken from the passenger side driving down Niederwerrner Straße.

This type of free-standing cylindrical advertising column, referred to as Litfaßsäule, was named after its inventor, Ernst Litfaß. More about that on wiki. I wonder when we will see the last of them…

This is the new Hochschul-Campus in Schweinfurt.

Former Ledward Barracks, Schweinfurt, August 2022
Main Gate Ledward Barracks, Schweinfurt

And last, but not least, if you keep driving down this road, you will see the Biergarten & Restaurant Alte Warte on your right. It is a good place to stop on a warm summer evening.

I had a Paprikaschnitzel (bell pepper Schnitzel). In former times, while you might have been stationed here, this was known as a Zigeunerschnitzel (gypsy Schnitzel). In times of political correctness, a few dishes had to be renamed as well.

Paprikaschnitzel at Alte Warte, Schweinfurt

Schweinfurt Military Barracks During World War II

This postcard was sent by a Mr. Bichlmaier to a vicar in Schwäbisch Gmünd on 5 April 1942. This might be a view from the present day Franz-Schubert-Strasse onto the future Ledward Barracks.

Schweinfurt Kasernengebäude im Jahre 1942

If that’s the case, then the building on the left may be the one that was occupied by the medical facilities. The one opposite it, on the right side of the photo, housed admin and personnel services. 

Again, if memory serves correct, the buildings on the left past the medical services were occupied by the 1-10 Field Artillery and the re-designated 5-41 Field Artillery during my time there from 1987-1990. Alpha battery was closest to the medical services on the left, followed by Bravo, Charlie, Service, and Headquarters Batteries. 

The 4-4 Cavalry came after that, followed by the main building with the little tower in the photo. This housed various offices, among them Moral Support and headquarters elements of the 1-10 Field Artillery.

This image is part of my historical postcard collection.

Driving by Former Ledward Barracks, Schweinfurt

As I had mentioned in my previous post, we visited my hometown area of Schweinfurt, and whatever photos I took were taken from the car.

Franz-Schubert-Straße in Schweinfurt
Former MP Station Ledward Barracks

The new campus building for the University of Applied Sciences sits fairly close to a remaining original Ledward Barracks building.

Here we reached the end of our drive-by coming along Franz-Schubert-Strasse. We turned left onto the Niederwerrner Strasse to continue our little journey.

Reconstruction of the Old Askren Manor Housing, Schweinfurt, Germany, May 2020

Thomas L., a Schweinfurt resident, who had recently purchased House 460 in the former Askren Manor housing, sent me the following photos to share with you. These have been taken this month, May 2020.

Askren Manor Schweinfurt, reconstruction May 2020
Former Askren Manor Schweinfurt

“Goodbyes, they often come in waves.” – Jarod Kintz

The End of Askren Manor Housing, Schweinfurt, in 2018

It’s spring 2020 by now, and while sorting through my digital archives, I ran across these images, taken of the former Askren Manor housing in Schweinfurt, Germany in 2018.

Two years ago, the photographer Thomas Liepold shared these images with me, and finally today, I make use of his permission to share them here with you.

Building 520 and Lee Street, Askren Manor
Rubble and Building 520, Askren Manor
DoDEA elementary school Schweinfurt
DoDEA Entrance to Elementary/Middle School, Schweinfurt
Corner of Grant Street and Maple Street, Askren Manor

If you have more information concerning any of these photos, feel free to share this here in the comment section.

I appreciate your valuable memories.

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