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



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Data Pages


Drawings


Item Title


Location
East Fort Avenue at Whetstone Point, Baltimore, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-63
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-47).
Building/structure dates: 1835 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1798
Building/structure dates: 1861 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1917 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1925 subsequent work
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.

Subjects
Pentagonal Buildings
War (War Of 1812)
National Songs


Related Names
Fort Whetstone
Key, Francis Scott
Armistead, Leut. 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


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Official Navy Photograph July 1954 AERIAL VIEW OF FORT LOOKING NORTH
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Charles E. Peterson, Photographer c. 1936 Brick Parapet, Earth Traverse, and Columbiad Mounted in Water Battery East of Sally-Port
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Charles E. Peterson, Photographer c. 1936 Distant View of Above, Corner of demilune to left; angle of fort to right
6. Historic American Buildings Survey Charles E. Peterson, Photographer c. 1936 VIEW OF PASSAGE BETWEEN DEMILUNE AND FORT
7. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1958 SOUTHWEST BASTION FROM SOUTH BASTION, REAR OF NO. 1 SOLDIERS' BARRACKS (BUILDING D) AT RIGHT
8. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1958 VIEW OF SOUTH BASTION (FOREGROUND) LOOKING TOWARD NO. 2 SOLDIERS' BARRACKS (BUILDING E)
9. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer July 1958 RAVELIN FROM NORTHEAST BASTION OF FORT
10. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer July 1958 DETAIL OF TYPICAL STONE QUOINING AT AN OUTSIDE CORNER OF A BASTION
11. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer July 1958 ENTRANCE TO POSTERN
12. Historic American Buildings Survey. Jack E. Boucher, Photographer July 1958 GENERAL VIEW OF BUILDINGS AROUND PARADE GROUND, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT No. 1 Soldiers' Barracks (Building D), Officers' Quarters (Building C), Powder Magazine, Commanding Officer's Office and Quarters (Building A), Well in center of parade
13. Historic American Buildings Survey. Jack E. Boucher, Photographer July 1958 VIEW OF RAMPS LEADING FROM PARADE GROUND LEVEL TO TERREPLEIN LEVEL Interior face of sally port at left, No. Soldiers' Barracks (Building E) at right. Note brick breast-height wall on terreplein, and stone revetment wall which surrounds parade ground.
14. Historic American Buildings Survey. Copy of plan of Fort McHenry, November 9, 1803, authorship unknown. National Archives, Records of the War Department, Cartographic Section, Record Group 77, drawer 51, sheet 1.
15. Historic American Buildings Survey. Plan of Fort McHenry, by William Tell Poussin, 1819. National Archives, Records of the War Department, Cartographic Section, Record Group 77, drawer 51, sheet 2.
16. Historic American Buildings Survey. Portion of a plan of Fort McHenry, by William Tell Poussin, 1819, National Archives, Records of the War Department, Cartographic Section, Record Group 77, drawer 51, sheet 2. Plan of fort and enclosed buildings.
17. Historic American Buildings Survey. Portion of a plan of Fort McHenry, by William Tell Poussin, 1819. National Archives, Records of the War Department, Cartographic Section, Record Group 77, drawer 51, sheet 2. Sections through ramparts (top), sally port and ravelin (middle), and postern (bottom).
18. Historic American Buildings Survey. Portion of an anonymous watercolor painting of Fort McHenry bombardment of 1814. Peale Museum, Baltimore. View of southeast bastion and sally port.
19. Historic American Buildings Survey. Portion of a lithograph of Fort McHenry, by E. Sachse, 1862. Peale Museum, Baltimore.
20. Historic American Buildings Survey FORT WHETSTONE (PREDECESSOR OF FOR McHENRY) Portion of 'Rade et port de Baltimore,' 12-15 September 1781, Papers of Louis- Alexandre Berthier, group 16, map 8, Princeton University Library. Map of Whetstone Point showing 'star fort,' shore-line batteries, and buildings.
21. Historic American Buildings Survey FORT WHETSTONE (PREDECESSOR OF FORT McHENRY) Copied from a portion of a 'Plan of the Town of Baltimore and its Environs,' by A. P. Folie, French Geographer, 1792. Peale Museum, Baltimore. Map of Whetstone Point showing 'star fort' and shoreline batteries.
22. Historic American Buildings Survey. 'Fort Independence to be erected,' November 24, 1800, by John Foncin. National Archives, Cartographic Section, Record Group No. 77, drawer 20, sheet 1. Marginal notes on this plan refer to the fortifications at Baltimore.
23. Historic American Buildings Survey. 'Fort Independence,' 1801, by John Foncin. French artillerist and military engineer and designer of Fort McHenry. This plan includes alternate arrangements for grouping of the inner buildings 'Fig. 2' being similar to Fort McHenry.
24. Historic American Buildings Survey. Plan of the Parapet of Fort Hamilton, 1814, designed by John Foncin. Drawing in the William Strickland account book, State Records Office, Harrisburg, Pa.
25. Historic American Buildings Survey. Jack E. Boucher, Photographer July 1958 VIEW OF SALLY PORT AND GUARD ROOMS FROM PARADE GROUND
26. Historic American Buildings Survey. Jack E. Boucher, Photographer July 1958 INTERIOR ELEVATION OF SALLY PORT, WITH DOORS CLOSED
27. Historic American Buildings Survey. Jack E. Boucher, Photographer July 1958 INTERIOR ELEVATION OF SALLY PORT, SHOWN WITH DOORS OPEN
28. Historic American Buildings Survey. Jack E. Boucher, Photographer July 1958 VIEW OF SALLY PORT ARCH AND VAULTING (INSIDE SALLY PORT) WHICH ACCOMADATES DOORS
29. Historic American Buildings Survey. Jack E. Boucher, Photographer July 1958 ARCHED ENTRANCE TO SMALL CASEMATE ROOM LOOKING SOUTH FROM INSIDE SALLY PORT
30. Historic American Buildings Survey. Jack E. Boucher, Photographer July 1958 IRON PRISON DOOR IN SOUTHERNMOST GUARD ROOM
31. Historic American Buildings Survey. Jack E. Boucher, Photographer July 1958 VIEW FROM SOUTHERNMOST CASEMATE LOOKING INTO ADJOINING CASEMATE Note brick vaulting, and ventilator holes (at left)
32. Historic American Buildings Survey. Jack E. Boucher, Photographer July 1958 END WALL OF SOUTHERNMOST LARGE CASEMATE. NOTE VENTILATOR HOLES AT RIGHT, AND REMNANT OF FIREPLACE CENTERED ON END WALL.
33. Historic American Buildings Survey. Jack E. Boucher, Photographer July 1958 PARABOLIC BRICK VAULT IN SERVICE MAGAZINE UNDER RAVELIN (CIVIL WAR PERIOD)
34. Historic American Buildings Survey. Jack E. Boucher, Photographer July 1958 OLD WATER PUMP IN PARADE GROUND


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