Main Entrance Missouri State Penitentiary

Main Entrance Missouri State Penitentiary Jefferson City


Stock #: 36605
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Jefferson City
State: Missouri (MO)
County: Callaway,Cole
Publisher: Corwin News Agency
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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This institution, built on a rocky promontory abutting the Missouri River, is one of the largest prisons within a single enclosure in the United States. Grey stone walls, 20 feet high, surround 38 1/2 of the 80 acres comprising the site. A $3,500,000 building program completed in 1939 greatly enlarged and modernized the institution.