Prisons, Churches, Castles and Misc. Buildings
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Click on any of the titles in the option box below to view the photo: The Old New-Gate Prison is located at 115 Newgate Road in East Granby, Connecticut (Hartford County). The Old New-Gate Prison, the first State Prison in America, was used from 1773 until 1827. It was constructed on the site of a copper mine that was used previously from 1705 until sometime in the 1750's. It was one of the first commercial mines in the British Colonies.
Click on any of the titles in the option box below to view the photo: The Clyde Public Library is located at 222 West Buckeye Street in Clyde, Ohio (Sandusky County). The Clyde Public Library is over one hundred years old. It is a beautiful facility, and the staff is very friendly. But why I am posting photos of a library on my site?
Eastern State Penitentiary is located at 2124 Fairmount Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Eastern State Penitentiary was designed by John Haviland, and was constructed between 1822-1836 on farmland outside the city of Philadelphia. The prison was opened in 1829. It became one of the most famous prisons in the world, and approximately 300 other prisons all around the world were constructed based on its design. Eastern State was different than other prisons in its day.
The Junction City Prison was demolished in Spring 2005. I visited the Junction City Prison with the Ohio Exploration Society on March 15, 2003. I ended up taking fifty-one pictures, so instead of listing all of them in one big dropdown list I broke them into sections.
Click on any of the titles in the option box below to view the photo: The Pancake Chapel, also known as the Pancake Schoolhouse, is located on Selsor Moon Road in London, Ohio. The chapel is no longer used as a church; a farmer is now using it as a storage building. There is a small cemetery behind the chapel that I want to visit. I planned to visit it on this trip, however the farmer had cattle in the field around it so I decided to wait. The Pancake Chapel is supposedly haunted by the ghosts of several children who were killed there during an Indian raid.
Click on any of the titles in the option box below to view the picture: Saint Louis Cathedral is located on Chartres Street within the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saint Louis Cathedral is supposedly haunted by a priest named Pere Dagobert.
Click on any of the titles in the option box below to view the picture: The Salem Jail is located off Brown Street in Salem, Massachusetts. Construction of the Salem Jail began in 1811. The original building was enlarged in 1884-1885, and it was used as a prison until it closed in 1991. Today it stands abandoned.
On July 10, 2004 I attended the M.A.J.D.A ghost hunt/camp-out at the historic, haunted West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville, WV. I must say, this is one of the coolest places I've EVER visited...I liked it so much that I attended more ghost hunts there on June 4, 2005 and June 17, 2006. Like always, I took way too many photos, so I have divided them into the following sections:
Click on any of the titles in the option box below to view the photo: The Roseville Prison is located off OH-93 in Roseville, Ohio. It is on private property, and the owners keep a close watch on it. If you really want to see it, please be respectful and just drive by. You can see plenty from the road.
Click on any of the titles in the option box below to view the picture: The Dunker Church is part of the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland. It's right off MD-65. Dunker Church was built in 1852 on land donatated by Samuel Mumma.