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Fort Jefferson, Garden Key, Dry Tortugas Islands, Monroe County, FL



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Item Title


Location
Garden Key, Dry Tortugas Islands, FL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS FL-44
Building/structure dates: 1861 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1876 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1906 subsequent work
Significance: During the first half of the 19th century the United States began a chain of defenses from Maine to Texas. The largest link was Fort Jefferson, a hexagonal structure half a mile in perimeter surrounded by a wet moat and counterscarp. It was designed to accommodate 450 guns and a garrison of 1,500 men. Construction, interrupted by the Civil War, the development of the rifled cannon and other factors, was abandoned after 29 years.

Subjects
Forts & Fortifications


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey C. E. Peterson, Photographer c. 1934 MOAT AND GORGE WALL
2. Historic American Buildings Survey C. E. Peterson, Photographer c. 1934 MAGAZINE
3. Historic American Buildings Survey C. E. Peterson, Photographer c. 1934 DISTANT VIEW OF TOWER
4. Historic American Buildings Survey C. E. Peterson, Photographer c. 1934 DETAIL OF TOWER
5. Historic American Buildings Survey C. E. Peterson, Photographer c. 1934 HOT SHOT FURNACE
6. Historic American Buildings Survey C. E. Peterson, Photographer c. 1934 DETAIL OF ARCHES
7. Historic American Buildings Survey C. E. Peterson, Photographer c. 1934 GENERAL VIEW - OFFICERS QUARTERS
8. Historic American Buildings Survey C. E. Peterson, Photographer c. 1934 BARRACKS
9. Historic American Buildings Survey C. E. Peterson, Photographer c. 1934 ENTRANCE OR SALLY PORT
10. Historic American Buildings Survey C. E. Peterson, Photographer c. 1934 VIEW OF TERREPLEIN
11. Historic American Buildings Survey C. E. Peterson, Photographer c. 1934 DETAILED VIEW
12. C. E. PETERSON, PhotoGRAPHER c. 1934 LIGHT TOWER
13. C. E. PETERSON, PhotoGRAPHER c. 1934 GENERAL VIEW OF PARADE GROUND
14. Historic American Buildings Survey C. E. Peterson, Photographer c. 1935 OFFICERS' QUARTERS
15. Historic American Buildings Survey C. E. Peterson, Photographer c. 1935 END VIEW OF OFFICERS' QUARTERS
16. Historic American Buildings Survey C. E. Peterson, Photographer c. 1934 DETAIL OF BARRACKS
17. Historic American Buildings Survey C. E. Peterson, Photographer c. 1934 OFFICERS' QUARTERS, looking down
18. Historic American Buildings Survey C. E. Peterson, Photographer c. 1934 DETAIL OF DOOR IN BARRACKS
19. Historic American Buildings Survey C. E. Peterson, Photographer c. 1934 INTERIOR OF OFFICERS' QUARTERS


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