This photo was taken a few years ago at Ft. Lewis, WA (Now Joint Base Lewis-McChord).
The Fort Lewis Military Museum started life as The Red Shield Inn. It was built by the Salvation Army towards the end of World War I to augment their smaller facility, called the “hut,” which had been built in 1917. The Inn provided rooms for visitors to the post as well as family members. In addition to lodging, the Inn offered a music room, a reading room, and a dining room. Major social functions were often held at the Inn.
When the post was designated a fort in 1927, the name was changed to the Fort Lewis Inn. In 1973, the building became the Fort Lewis Military Museum.
Source: Images of America-Fort Lewis
(c) 2002 by Alan H. Archambault