Phoenix Shot Tower, Baltimore

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    The sign at the base
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    The tower!
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    Shot Tower
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    Phoenix Shot Tower

    by PinkFloydActuary Written Jul 22, 2013
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    One of the other memorable sights on our walk was this very tall tower. It's where rifle shot was produced - lead was dropped at the top of the tower, and as it fell into water at the bottom of the tower, it would be perfectly round to work in the rifle.

    From what we could see, there were no tours or museum, just a neat building with an equally neat history.

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    The Shot Tower

    by dlandt Updated Dec 1, 2004

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    Shot Tower

    The tower was originally used ot make ammunition. Molten lead was poured through a slotted surface and let drop into a coolant. Along the way, it used gravity to form perfect circles.

    Arriving here isn't all that important as you can't enter the tower. There is, however, a small shopping mall, and at the base of the tower is a memorial to Baltimore policemen who have fallen in the line of duty.

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    Phoenix Shot Tower

    by Jim_Eliason Written Nov 12, 2006

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    Phoenix Shot Tower

    This tower, the tallest structure in the US when it was built, was used during the civil war to produce shot.

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    • Architecture

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