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Warehouse built at the beginning of the war of 1812 by Thomas Goodwin, probably to be used as a fortification to defend the landing site and to store arms and ammunition.
There are four floors, three of which can be seen from the rear of the building. Between 1939 and 1941, the level of Sophia Street was raised to accomodate the new Chatham bridge. The second floor is now accessible from the street.
During the Battle of Fredericksburg in December, 1862, Union artillery struck the building at least five times. After the battle, it became a morgue for hundreds of casualities.
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