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Susquehanna County Jail

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1867–1868, Avery Frink and William H. Boyd. Lake Ave. at Prospect St.
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

Built of local stone, the jail has a massive twenty-foot-high stone wall on its west side for the prison yard. During construction, the county commissioners asked for additional jail cells, so Avery Frink included the front brick extension with stone trim. The large circular battlemented tower is similar in effect to Frink's tower for Bradford County's 1871–1873 jail ( BR10).

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Susquehanna County Jail", [Montrose, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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, 541-541.

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