East Battery

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Photograph of East Battery looking north toward East Bay Street before Murray Boulevard was constructed. Several people are visible walking along the seawall and White Point Gardens can be seen to the left lined with benches. The Louis DeSaussure House (1 East Battery) is directly to the left. Note the ships docked in the background.

In the mid-1700s, this area was made of large earthenworks of mud and sand in which wooden platforms were laid to support cannons. During the War of 1812, cannons were positioned all along this area and is thought to be the reason why it was named "East Battery."