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Rices Landing in Greene County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rice's Landing Jail

 
 
Rice's Landing Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, September 6, 2021
1. Rice's Landing Jail Marker
Inscription.  Originally erected about 1912 as a one room lock up with no cells, it was then installed with 2 flat iron cells in 1913. It was last used as a lock up in the 1940's.

It was heated with natural gas and before the advent of safety devices, a prisoner was asphyxiated when the gas heat malfunctioned. The jail was removed from its original site and completely restored in 2000.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
 
Location. 39° 56.984′ N, 80° 0.005′ W. Marker is in Rices Landing, Pennsylvania, in Greene County. Marker is on Water Street north of Main Street (County Route 1010), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 126 Water Street, Rices Landing PA 15357, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Isaac Hewitt Pottery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Foundry (about 500 feet away); W.A. Young & Sons Foundry and Machine Shop (about 500 feet away); Monongahela River (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rices Landing (approx.
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0.2 miles away); Railroad (approx. ¼ mile away); Gateway Mine (approx. half a mile away); Bituminous Coal (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rices Landing.
 
Rice's Landing Jail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, September 6, 2021
2. Rice's Landing Jail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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