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Cupolas from the Virginia State Penitentiary

 
 
Cupolas from the Virginia State Penitentiary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 3, 2009
1. Cupolas from the Virginia State Penitentiary Marker
Inscription. The cupolas you see here sat atop the Virginia State Penitentiary building that stood not far from here. Benjamin Henry Latrobe's original penitentiary was replaced by the building below in the 20th century, but was torn down in 1992 when the state moved the penitentiary outside Richmond.

Ethyl Corporation's new laboratory facility now stands on the site of the penitentiary.
 
Location. 37° 32.167′ N, 77° 26.752′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Tredegar Street 0.1 miles west of South 5th Street. Touch for map. This marker is located behind the Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works. Marker is at or near this postal address: 470 Tredegar Street, Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rutherfoord’s Mill (here, next to this marker); Tredegar Spike Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); The Richmond-Petersburg Railroad Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Rail Lines at Tredegar (within shouting distance of this marker); Company Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Raceways
Cupolas from the Virginia State Penitentiary image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 3, 2009
2. Cupolas from the Virginia State Penitentiary
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Canal and the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Worker Housing (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works. Richmond National Battlefield Park (Submitted on November 6, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar. (Submitted on November 6, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable Buildings
 
Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 3, 2009
3. Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works
Virginia State Penitentiary (Spring Street Prison) image. Click for full size.
By Adolph B. Rice Studio, January 24, 1954
4. Virginia State Penitentiary (Spring Street Prison)
The cupolas are atop the building in the foreground. Library of Virginia [Rice Collection 257B]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,812 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 6, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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