Powder Magazine
The Powder Magazine, where gunpowder was stored in in the 1800s in Charleston, is now a small museum. It previously had been a warehouse.
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The Powder Magazine as it appears today. It was designed in such a way with thick brick walls that if there was a fire and explosion, the force would go upwards. Above the ceiling was a great deal of sand that would snuff out the fire and lessent the explosion's impact, thereby preventing fire from spreading to neighboring wooden buildings.
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How gunpowder was stored.
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A Betsy Ross flag.
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