Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Filling Room / Brig, Fort Trumbull, 2009
This picture is of what was originally known as the "Gun Powder Filling Room," when the fort was first built. In later years most artillery ammunition cartridges came "pre-filled" (with gun powder) and the filling room was no longer needed. It was then turned into a brig (prison room) as the heavy iron-barred door and interior window spaces indicate.