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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Lancaster County Jail
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