When I discovered the Spanish-American War-era coastal defense forts that still existed I became interested in…
Category Architectural / Landscape/Nature / Large / Medium / Print Sizes / Small
Date March 26, 2018
When I discovered the Spanish-American War-era coastal defense forts that still existed I became interested in documenting them. ‘Battery Winchester’ at Fort Armistead in Baltimore is one of those. The forts were constructed in groups of three to protect major American cities. Forts Armistead, Smallwood and Howard, guarded Baltimore. Armistead consists of multiple levels, a maze of tunnels, and several gun emplacements. The artillery was removed during World War I and never returned. The fort saw a military presence until the 1950s. It now sits derelict in a Baltimore park, graffiti covered, litter strewn, and with a seedy reputation.