The Fort Brown Quartermaster's Ledger consists of two-page reports that were originally bound in a single volume. The reports describe specifications for buildings on the Fort Brown military installation. This includes information about the floor plans, building dimensions, construction materials, mechanicals, appliances, and any changes or updates made to the building over time.
There are 192 buildings covered within the ledger from Fort Brown, in Brownsville, Texas, and four from Boca Chica, in Brownsville, Texas. Construction and facility renovation dates from the buildings covered in the ledger range from the 1860s to the 1940s, while the reports were created from 1919 to 1946. Additional reports in the ledger encompass supporting forms for operations including sewerage, maintenance, water testing, and the like, totalling 30 forms.
Most of the buildings covered by the reports deal with housing, including 138 reports covering housing and houses for soldiers, and another 30 regarding officers' quarters. 19 reports cover barracks as well. 18 reports cover garages, 16 storage facilities, 11 stables, 10 mess halls, 9 bathrooms, 7 pumping stations, 7 saddles, 6 equipment, 6 office buildings, 5 sewerage, 5 sheds, 5 sports and recreational facilities, 5 warehouses, 3 forge shops, 3 gasoline, 3 laundries, 3 lighting, 3 pipes, 3 shopping centers, 3 water supply, 2 auditoriums, 2 corrals, 2 guardhouses, 2 hay, 2 machinery, 2 magazines (military buildings), 2 medical offices, 2 military exchanges, 2 military hospitals, 2 restaurants, 2 sidewalks, 2 streets, 2 vehicle maintenance and repair, 2 veterinary hospitals, and 2 wagon sheds. The rest ofthe reports cover arms and armament, the post bakery, a band stand, the officers' club, boilers, a car wash (wash rack), the post chapel, a service club, electric lines, fencing, fire engines, a fire station, the flagstaff, gasoline pumps and storage tanks, a granery, hutments, a guard house, police, parking, plumbing, headquarters, personnel, polo, radio, railroads, scales (motor trucks), septic tanks, a library, spillways (resacas), target practice, a theater, and window shades.