Front View of Auburn Prison

Front View of Auburn Prison New York Prisons


Stock #: 552789
Type: Postcard
Era: Undivided Back
City: Auburn
State: New York (NY)
County: Cayuga
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Postmark: 1907 Jul-4
Stamp: 1c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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The massive State Prison at Auburn covers an area of about 18 acres, on the north branch of the Owasco Outlet. It was founded in 1816, the main building and wing being finished in 1818. The grounds, which are beautifully kept, are surrounded by a stone wall about 50 feet high. The prisoners sent here are put at hard labor.
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