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Karl Schuler gives tour of historic fortifications

October 20, 2009

scad-44831-77039_52008_FortPulaski-NPS-3Architectural History professor Karl Schuler gave a tour of area fortifications for the Skidaway Community Institute.  The tour addressed the design of Fort Pulaski (1848), which was examined as a classic Third System work by Joseph Totten.  The presentation focused on American coastal fortification strategy and philosophy.  Following this, the tour explored the adjacent demilune fortifications completed by Quincy Adams Gilmore as part of the “Plan of 1870” that superseded the Third System, and nearby Battery Hambright (1899) as an example of an Endicott Period fortification.

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