fort model

Model-builder Caldwell Whistler constructed this detailed scale model of Fort Louis, basing his work on colonists' descriptions of the fort and a small sketch seen on the 1704-1705 map of Mobile.

Some highlights of the fort are the colony's church in the background, four bastions with cannons, Commandant Bienville's quarters in the nearest building (with its unusual cantilevered balcony), and an underground powder magazine in the left foreground.

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