This historic powder magazine was built in 1862 to store gunpowder for the Confederacy during the Civil War. Located in a park named after it, the magazine is one of two such buildings remaining in the state. It was constructed next to the river to allow for easy water transportation. It is believed that the magazine was copy of one built outside the city limits in 1840, after an ordinance barred the storage of powder inside the city. The building is blocked by a metal fence but can be easily from the road. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
Backstory and Context
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