This is a gated alcove in historic Occoquan, Va. It’s just a little concrete cell with nothing in it–actually, the gate is a recently development. You used to be able to walk right in. It serves no purpose. Judging by the style of the gate, and the little iron lamp lighter guy, my best guess would be that this housed supplies for the lighting of streetlights. I’m not really sure of the truth.
What do you think? What does one put in a concrete cell in a historic river town?