Essential Architecture- the North East

Eastern State Penitentiary

architect

John Haviland

location

Philadelphia, PA

date

W 1823-29, R 1823-25

style

Venetian NeoGothic

construction

Stone

type

Government jail
 
  angle view of front, photo 1987, M. Brack.
 
  aerial view, lithograph, 1855, by convict no. 2954 [S. Cowperthwaite].
 
  general plan, 1837, from F.-A. Demetz and G.-A. Blouet. Rapports sur les pénitenciers des Etats-Unis (Paris, 1837).
 
  elevated view from rotunda toward front, photo, J. Cohen.
 
  two-story wing, section, 1837, from F.-A. Demetz and G.-A. Blouet. Rapports sur les pénitenciers des Etats-Unis (Paris, 1837).
 
  corridor,cell photo, J. Randall Cotton.
   
 

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