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Towanda in Bradford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Old Bradford County Jail

109 Pine St.

 
 
The Old Bradford County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 13, 2015
1. The Old Bradford County Jail Marker
Inscription. The old jail is located in the center of Towanda’s Historic District. Avery Frank, architect and contractor from Montrose, designed and built the jail. His plan included a stone dwelling for the sheriff and his family. A three-story cell block and a prison yard enclosed by a 20-foot stone wall, all built with locally quarried stone. The jail was occupied in 1873 and was praised for its modern design. By 1913 it was considered seriously outdated. A complete modernization took place in 1949-50, which included removal of the ventilation tower. The jail closed in 1991. County commissioners transferred the property to Bradford County Historical Society in 1998. Renovation activity began in 1999 to convert the jail into a museum, research library and early records archive.
 
Location. 41° 45.978′ N, 76° 26.635′ W. Marker is in Towanda, Pennsylvania, in Bradford County. Marker is on Pine Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 Pine Street, Towanda PA 18848, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bradford County Courthouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War I Memorial (about 400 feet away); Bradford County Soldiers & Sailors Monument
The Old Bradford County Jail image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 13, 2015
2. The Old Bradford County Jail
(about 400 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away); Courthouse Annex (about 500 feet away); Stephen Foster (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Daily Review (approx. 0.2 miles away); Towanda Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Towanda.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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