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Phoenix Shot Tower

Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland
County of Baltimore (City).
Southeast corner of Fayette and Front Streets
National Register Number: 69000373
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Industry/Processing/Extract. - manufacturing. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: MD-3 Certified Local Government: NO
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Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 11, 1971):
One of a very few shot towers left in the United States, shot was manufactured by dropping molten lead from this 14-story tower through a sieve-like device into a vat of cold water. 100,000 bags of shot were produced yearly in this way. It was the tallest structure in the United States until 1846, when Trinity Episcopal Church was erected in the City of New York.

Condition:
There are no threats indicated.

There are no changes indicated.


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