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Powder Magazine

 
 
Powder Magazine Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 16, 2007
1. Powder Magazine Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Fort McHenry marker series.
 
Location. 39° 15.804′ N, 76° 34.81′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from Fort Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is inside the star fort. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21230, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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); In Full Glory Reflected ( within shouting distance of this marker); Star-Spangled Banner
Powder Magazine built following September 1814 bombardment. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 16, 2007
2. Powder Magazine built following September 1814 bombardment.
( 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); Direct Hit ( within shouting distance of this marker); A Star Spangled Centennial ( within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable BuildingsWar of 1812
 
Powder Magazine Interior image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., 2005
3. Powder Magazine Interior
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,811 times since then and 38 times this year. 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. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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