Palace Gate, outside. This is one of the most beautiful gates of the city, and opens toward the St. Charles, on the northern side of the town. A strong guard-house is seen at the left, pierced for muskets to defend the entrance. Immediately adjoining this gate are the artillery barracks. The gate is at the northern extremity of Palace Street, one of the broadest in the city, and "so named," says Hawkins, "from the circumstances that it led out to the Intendant's house, or palace, which stood on the beach of the St. Charles, where the queen's wool-yard now is."