Photographs of Fort De Soto Park.


Image Number

  • MSF-PI121

Year

  • 1972

Date Note

  • Photographed in February 1972.

Series Title

General Note

  • The Fort De Soto Batteries (also known as Battery Laidley and Battery Bigelow) were later placed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 2, 1977.
  • Slides identified: 1. The major feature of the site is the massive earth covered concrete structure of Battery Laidley, 2. Seaward face of Battery Laidley as seen from the ruins of Battery Bigelow, 3. Battery Laidley and Battery Bigelow were located in an area of approximately ten acres of the original site of the Fort De Soto Military reservation, 4. The major feature of the site is the massive earth covered concrete structure of Battery Laidley, 5. The ruins of Battery Bigelow are located approximately seven hundred feet in front, and just to the south of Battery Laidley. They consist of the tumbled remnants of concrete emplacements for two three-inch guns protecting the inshore approaches to Mullet Key and Egmont Key, 6. Seaward face of Battery Laidley as seen from the ruins of Battery Bigelow, 7. The major feature of the site is the massive earth covered concrete structure of Battery Laidley, 8. Two of the original eight twelve-inch mortars, one displayed in the elevated firing position and the other in the depressed or loading position, 9. The earth fill above the magazines and working spaces, and covering the seaward or west face of Battery Laidley, is covered with dense vegetation, 10. The major feature of the site is the massive earth covered concrete structure of Battery Laidley, 11. overview of parking lot, 12. The earth fill above the magazines and working spaces, and covering the seaward or west face of Battery Laidley, is covered with dense vegetation, 13. There are a number of dungeon-like rooms which were used for shot, powder, firing, reloading, and bomb-proof shelters, 14. The ruins of Battery Bigelow are located approximately seven hundred feet in front, and just to the south of Battery Laidley. They consist of the tumbled remnants of concrete emplacements for two three-inch guns protecting the inshore approaches to Mullet Key and Egmont Key, 15. The ruins of Battery Bigelow are located approximately seven hundred feet in front, and just to the south of Battery Laidley. They consist of the tumbled remnants of concrete emplacements for two three-inch guns protecting the inshore approaches to Mullet Key and Egmont Key, 16. Battery Laidley and Battery Bigelow were located in an area of approximately ten acres of the original site of the Fort De Soto Military reservation, 17. The major feature of the site is the massive earth covered concrete structure of Battery Laidley, 18. Two of the original eight twelve-inch mortars, one displayed in the elevated firing position and the other in the depressed or loading position.

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Physical Description

  • 18 slides - col.

Subject Term

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Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: S2317B2F4.
Photographs of Fort De Soto Park.
Photographs of Fort De Soto Park.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Photographs of Fort De Soto Park. 1972. Color 18 slides, . State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/340618>, accessed 21 July 2019.

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Photographs of Fort De Soto Park. 1972. Color 18 slides. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 21 Jul. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/340618>.

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