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Sentry Box, Fort side

Sentry Box, Fort side

This is a fort side view of the sentry box at Fort Matanzas. Known as a bartizan, or garita, the cylindrical sentry box and domed roof are completely made of masonry. The sentry box is positioned at the corners of the fortification and is protected from three sides. Its position at the corner of the fortification, allow for a single sentry man to have an unobstructed view down the outer length of two separate battlement walls. The fort is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as Fort Matanzas National Monument.
Galleries: Fort Matanzas, Forts and Fortifications, St. Johns
Keywords: Fort Matanzas National Park, Forts, Garita, National Monument, Saint Augustine, Spanish fort, St. Augustine, bartizan, sentry box, stonework
Photo Location: Fort Matanzas National Monument, St. Johns County, Florida
Photographer: Dr. Roy Winkelman
Date of Photo: 12/17/2013
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 0.025
F Number: 11
Original Dimensions: 3744×5616
Picture Orientation: Portrait
GPS Coordinates: 29°42′55″N 81°14′21″W
Picture Number: 25943