Barracks, the English word based on an old Catalan word "barraca" (hut), were originally temporary shelters or huts but are now better known as specialized buildings for permanent military accommodation; the word may apply to separate housing blocks or to complete complexes. Their main object is to separate soldiers from the civilian population and reinforce discipline, training, and esprit de corps.


Barracks buildings on this website

Barracks: after 1835. KwaMaqoma (Fort Beaufort), Eastern Cape
Barracks for Labourers: 1896. De Waterkant, Cape Town, Western Cape
Kaserne - Barracks: 1905. Swakopmund, Namibia
Military Base: Detention Barracks: 1905. Wynberg, Western Cape
Scott's Barracks: n.d.. Makhanda (Grahamstown), Eastern Cape