This observation tower is located at a federal facility, where technical driving skills are practiced. It consists of a 16′ x 16′ x 12′ top of deck, high tower utilizing galvanized steel structural components. The stairway has dual landings to accommodate code requirements for a tower this tall. The observation booth on top is a (8 Foot X 8 Foot) duralumin with a 24 Inch overhang on the exterior roof, tinted tempered safety glass windows and a through wall HVAC unit.
In the Fortress of Louisbourg in the 18th century, Guardhouses were where sentries were stationed to eat and sleep between periods of sentry duty at the 21 sentry posts around the town.
Sentries were stationed to eat and sleep between periods of sentry duty at the 21 sentry posts around the town. The town had five Guardhouses (the Dauphine Gate, the town side entrance to the King’s Bastion, the Queen’s Gate, the Maurepas Gate, and the Pièce de la Grave), and whilst not sleeping sentries would be “on call” from those Guardhouses at need.
In the Guardhouse at Fort Scott National Historic Site, typical furnishings for guard quarters included benches, tables, shelves, a platform bed for the men resting between assignments, arms racks, a fireplace or stove, and leather buckets (used for firefighting – another duty of guards). Prison cells were unfurnished, containing simply a slop bucket and iron rings on walls for the attachment of shackles.