The Site

The Site (HM25S1)

Location: Doylestown, PA 18901 Bucks County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 18.497', W 75° 7.594'

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In 1884, due to overcrowding at the county jail, a grassy field on Pine Street was chosen to house a new Bucks County prison. Groundbreaking took place on April 21, 1884. Stone work from the former jail, located on Main and Court Street in Doylestown, was dismantled and used for the new construction. Plans drawn by architect Addison Hutton of Philadelphia called for an expanded prison facility that included a three-story warden's house using the popular late 19th-century Gothic style. Directly behind the warden's house was the guard house which was used as a control center for transferring prisoners into the jail. This building was connected to 58 cells; each one-person cell was eighteen feet long, eight feet wide and twelve feet high. The overall design concept was modeled after the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia.
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HM NumberHM25S1
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Placed ByThe James A. Michener Art Museum
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Date Added Sunday, March 4th, 2018 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 489245 N 4461982
Decimal Degrees40.30828333, -75.12656667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 18.497', W 75° 7.594'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 18' 29.82" N, 75° 7' 35.64" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267, 717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 138 S Pine St, Doylestown PA 18901, US
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