St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Jail on Wheels
The Car That Has Made Possible the Economical, Safe and Humane Housing of Convicts at Night on Public Road Work.
• Portability 4 to 6 mules pulling the Cages anywhere, on almost any kind of roads, keeping camp close to the work and losing no time in going to and from stockade.
• Absolute Security The Cage not only will pay for itself in a year in the saving of guard hire, but the cost and demoralizing effect of occasional escapes is eliminated.
• Perfect Sanitation The open sides in the summer and the even circulation of heat and forced ventilation in the winter, make the Cage absolutely sanitary the year round.
• Increased Efficiency of the prisoners who, under the very best of conditions, are physically able at all times to do their very best work.
• Comfort to Prisoners who are
• Comparatively Low Cost On the score of economy the all steel cage is by far the best solution of the convict problem. It will outlast a dozen tents, is quickly moved from place to place, and is especially suited to counties working one, two or three gangs of men, where it is necessary to keep camp near the work.
"After a thorough investigation of the Steel Convict Cages built by the Manly Jail Works, of Dalton, Ga., we find they fill all requirements as to ventilation, sanitation and security, and give all necessary space for sleeping men in cars." (Signed) The Prison Commission of Georgia.
A Convict Cage that has received the unqualified official endorsement of State and County Prison Boards all over the South.
The health, efficiency and economy of your Convict Camp largely depends on the camp equipment you buy. In the MANLY Cage you get one piece of equipment that has proven itself to be a practical and demonstrated success in over 200 of the best arranged and most economically managed camps in the Southern States.
Jail Building and General Prison Work
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Location. 29° 54.501′ N, 81° 19.182′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker is on San Marco Avenue (Florida Highway A1A) (Business U.S. 1) north of Missouri Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Marker and subject convict car are located beside the sidewalk, near the west end of the St. Augustine History Museum parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 167 San Marco Avenue, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Slaves No More (a few steps from this marker); Henry Flagler's "Winter Newport" (a few steps from this marker); Chain Gangs (a few steps from this marker); On With The Show (a few steps from this marker); Viva Cuba! (a few steps from this marker); Up in Smoke (a few steps from this marker); Arriving in Style (within shouting distance of this marker); Walk to Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 86 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 29, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.