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Lancaster County Jail

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1848–1850, John Haviland. 625 E. King St.
  • Lancaster County Jail
  • Lancaster County Jail
  • Lancaster County Jail

The contrast between the surrounding row houses and the battlemented orange-hued Cocalico stone towers of John Haviland's jail is almost as stark as the Fulton Steamboat Inn's riverboat ( LA3) across from Dutch Wonderland ( LA4). Haviland became the jailer to the world, with his plans imitated as far away as Rome. Like Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary ( PH126), this originally stood far removed from other buildings. Still, there is something of a movie set about it that needs only knights on horseback to complete the scene.

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Author: 
George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "Lancaster County Jail", [Lancaster, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-LA6.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 314-314.

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