now with even more funk !

Fort Wayne

The Enlisted Men’s Barracks, 1894

Stables – there are several of these structures around the compound.

Stair cases in front of the Powder Magazine building.

Here are a few interesting historic bricks, sitting next to one of the new door structures being built, as discussed in the last thread. I didn’t get a shot of the doorway (thought i did) but it isn’t tampering in any way with any remaining historical fixtures. In reality it is simply making it possible to lock and secure all parts of the fort.

Here is another shot of the Indian burial mound. This is the west facing fence, and as Nailhed described there are small flags and things tied to the fence honoring the dead. The tour guide is on the far left explaining the pear trees and the remains that were located under the side walk to the left of the mound in this photo. When I got a load of what this place is, I walked away to look at other parts of the fort. My first instinct was to take some good photos of it, or people looking at it. Then I suddenly felt yucky for standing around gawking at it, and decided to leave the Indian folks be.

While it may be true that not shots have ever been fired FROM the fort in anger, sure dont mean shots have never been fired in anger AT the fort – hahahaha !

One of the living quarters, with the obligatory Flickr guy next to it.

An actual American Indian burial ground. This cemetery style is called a “mound”, and the remains are layed to rest in layers. This is legally a cemetery, and is holy ground to native Americans. Apparently some of the residents of the mound got to go away to school at University of Michigan. Not on a scholarship though, to be studied. Let’s hope those folks are returned one day to this cemetery.

I believe this is the Nailhed dormer discussed in the comments of the prior post.

The Post Theater.

Nailhed, what is the story behind this piece ? Amazing ! Which building was it from ? City Hall ??

Nice views (and smells) from the Zug Island blast furnaces.