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Illinois State Penitentiary, Stateville, near Joliet, Ill. [1]
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CategoryIllinois State Penitentiary-Entrance
TitleIllinois State Penitentiary, Stateville, near Joliet, Ill. [1]
DescriptionColor Postcard; The new Illinois State Penitentiary is located on the State Farm of 2, 220 acres, 64 acres of which are enclosed in a concrete wall, 30 ft. high, 1 1/4 miles long, with guards' observation towers at various points. This is the largest prison "yard" in the U.S. The arrangement of the buildings and corridors permits complete segregation and classification into five grades. All buildings are of fireproof construction. A specially sloped skylight upon the roof of the building permits the sun to shine directly into the glass fronts of all the cells every day the sun shines.
SubjectIllinois State Penitentiary -- Joliet (Ill.) -- History; Prisons -- Joliet (Ill.) -- History; Postcards -- Joliet (Ill.) -- History; Joliet (Ill.) -- History
Publisher ImprintGenuine Curteich-Chicago "C.T. Art-Colortone" Post Card (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.); Harry F. Beach, Inc., Joliet, Ill.
Postcard Numbering9B-H1001
Publisher (Digital)Lewis University
DateNo date
SourceClick on this link to see more historical information on the Joliet area - http://www.lewisu.edu/imcanal/index-imcanal.htm
Geographic CoverageJoliet, Ill.
RightsAll rights held by Lewis University. For permission to reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use this image, please contact the Howard and Lois Adelmann Regional History Collection at Lewis University at 815-836-5579 or 815-836-5665.
CollectionCanal Corridor Postcards (Lewis University)
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