See? What did I tell you? This is in the same casemate with what I surmised may have been what was left of a supporting structure for a water condenser, however, and what do we see directly before us? Well, frightening cracks of course, but also a bricked-in alcove, which probably led to the next casemate when Fort Pike was originally built. What I don't know is precisely when this bricking-in-and-water-condenser-installation occurred...but it was prior to the Civil War, so we can probably thank slaves for those bricks. In fact we can thank slaves for a lot of Fort Pike's construction!