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Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine, East Fort Avenue at Whetstone Point, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine, East Fort Avenue at Whetstone Point, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

 
 
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Summary

Significance: The pentagonal fort is the most important, least changed, surviving feature of the historic bombardment of Fort McHenry, September 13-14, 1814. The sally port, casemates, and guard rooms were built after the bombardment, and are interesting as functional adjuncts to the needs of a military installation.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-47
Survey number: HABS MD-63
Building/structure dates: 1835 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1798
Building/structure dates: after 1861 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1917 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1925 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Fort Whetstone
Key, Francis Scott
Armistead, George
Pickersgill, Mary
Foncin, Jean
U.S. Navy, photographer
Peterson, Charles E., photographer
Boucher, Jack E., photographer
Nelson, Lee H., historian
Carroll, Orville W., delineator
Nelson, Harold A., delineator
Nelson, Trevor, delineator
Barr, Benjamin F., delineator
Wrenn, George L., delineator
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Location

Baltimore, Maryland, United States39.29038, -76.61219
Google Map of 39.2903848, -76.61218930000001
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