Southwest of downtown Savanna Georgia is a clump of trees surrounded by modern day fast food restaurants. obscured by the trees is a piece of Savannah history. The brick castle-like building with walls that are three feet thick was built in 1898 by the city of Savannah and was used as a powder magazine. It held 96,000 pounds of black powder and 8,500 pounds of dynamite.
It was built on the outskirts of town in the event of an explosion it would be far enough away to not destroy the city. Eventually it was no longer needed and abandoned. Over time trees grew around the old building as the city expanded and businesses sprang up around the area. Today, motorists drive past the clump of trees canceling the old powder magazine and I wonder how many people know this piece of Savannah history is hiding from the modern day world.
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