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Eastern State Penitentiary

 
 
Eastern State Penitentiary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
1. Eastern State Penitentiary Marker
Inscription. Original prison built 1822-1836 on a radial plan by John Haviland. Linking solitude with moral and vocational instruction, it exemplified the Pennsylvania System of penology and became a model for over 300 prisons worldwide. Closed 1971.
 
Erected 1996 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 58.039′ N, 75° 10.387′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Fairmont Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2200 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Eakins (approx. 0.4 miles away); Parkway Museums District (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Home For Art (approx. 0.4 miles away); From Reservoir to Art Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Mounted Amazon Attacked by a Panther/The Lion Fighter (approx. 0.4 miles away); Washington Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Gates of Hell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Julian Francis Abele (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Eastern State Penitentiary image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
2. Eastern State Penitentiary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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