Peace Magazine (1902-1924)

Peace Magazine (1902-1924) (HM1BPS)

Location: Gulf Shores, AL 36542 Baldwin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 13.775', W 88° 0.845'

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When Fort Morgan was modified between the 1890's and early 1900's, an allocation of $7,000.00 was made to build a "Peace" magazine. This building was the central storage area for the powder used by the fort's guns. If war was expected, the powder was to be moved to the better protected magazines of each gun battery.

Work was begun on the copper-roofed magazine in January 1902 and completed by the end of the year. The building was used until the post was abandoned in 1924. The building remained largely intact until Hurricane Frederic in 1979 tore the roof from the building and collapsed the upper brick work.
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 402417 N 3344660
Decimal Degrees30.22958333, -88.01408333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 13.775', W 88° 0.845'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 13' 46.50" N, 88° 0' 50.70" W
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Area Code(s)251
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 180-182 Fort Morgan Road, Gulf Shores AL 36542, US
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