Locust Point Industrial Area in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Magazines are structures designed to protect gunpowder and ammunition from moisture, sparks and impact.
In 1814, a much smaller magazine stood here. During the famous bombardment, a British shell crashed into the roof, but miraculously failed to set off an explosion. Immediately after the battle, work began on a stronger magazine—the one you see today.
The brick walls and arched roof are so thick that the space inside accounts for only 10% of the buildings total volume.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Maryland, Fort McHenry series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1814.
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 39° 15.804′ N, 76° 34.81′ W. Marker was in Baltimore, Maryland. It was in the Locust Point Industrial Area. Marker could be reached from East Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore MD 21230, United States of America.
We have been informed that this sign or monument is no longer there and will not be replaced. This page is an archival view of what was.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. British Bomb (a few steps from this marker); Commanding Officer’s Quarters (a few steps from this marker); Mortars vs. Guns (within shouting distance of this marker); Another Day on Duty… 1814 (within shouting distance of this marker); In Full Glory Reflected (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Guardhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Cistern and Well (within shouting distance of this marker); 1814 Enlisted Men's Barracks, No 2 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,970 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on March 27, 2022, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 3. submitted on October 8, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.