A building in fort Dade on Egmont key

Some buildings remain in fair shape.

Inside a room on Egmont key

Inside one of the rooms.

Fort Dade was larger than Fort De Soto, and had better living conditions.

It was started when the Spanish-American War was threatening, but, ironically, it wasn't activated until just after the war ended.

It was basically a small town, with 300 residents, and boasted even a hospital and a jail. They had indoor plumbing, a sewer system, and paved streets. They even had a bowling alley, tennis courts and a movie theater.

The fort was deactivated in 1923.

Remains of fort Dade bake ovens

This is the remains of the fort's bake ovens.

the fort Dade battery

Brick road on Egmont Key.

Brick road is in remarkably good condition.

Today you can follow the red brick streets and get an impression of life in this town, in the years after the Spanish American war.

The fort Dade guardhouse on Egmont key

This guardhouse is being restored for use as a museum and education center.

Mine assembly building

Mines were assembled here.

Mine loading dock on Egmont key

Mines from the assembly building were moved onto this dock and loaded on ships for transport.

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