John Brown’s Fort was originally constructed for use as a guard and fire engine house for the federal Harpers Ferry Armory in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (back then it was a part of Virginia). The original building was described in a military report as one story brick use as an engine and guard house covered with slate and copper gutters. The building because famous during the raid on the Harpers Ferry Armory in 1859 when John Brown turned it to a fortification during the revolt. John Brown planned to capture...