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Town of Marblehead
Abbot Hall
188 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
Old Powder House
Powder House
(Photo by Bart Snow)

The Powder House on Green Street, then known as Ferry Road, was built in 1755 to provide storage for muskets and ammunition. One of only three pre-Revolutionary powder houses in the country still standing, Marblehead's is a unique circular structure built out of brick. It was used for powder storage during the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.