Powder Magazine

Powder Magazine (HM127)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21230
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 15.804', W 76° 34.81'

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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.
HM NumberHM127
Series This marker is part of the Maryland: Fort McHenry series
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 7:46am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 363675 N 4347196
Decimal Degrees39.26340000, -76.58016667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 15.804', W 76° 34.81'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 15' 48.24" N, 76° 34' 48.60" W
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Area Code(s)410, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1499 Constellation Plaza, Baltimore MD 21230, US
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