Front View, Auburn Prison

Front View, Auburn Prison New York Prisons


Stock #: 652450
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: Auburn
State: New York (NY)
County: Cayuga
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Postmark: 1909 Mar-20
PM City: Sterling Station
PM State: NY
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 Ownsoo 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 30 feet high. The prisoners sent here are put at hard labor.