Friday, 17 October 2008

Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia




Shown is an exterior view of Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, in 2008. The penitentiary opened in 1829, closed in 1971, and then historic preservationists reopened it to the public for tours in 1994. Officials at the penitentiary plan to restore the synagogue and say it will be functioning in time for Yom Kippur Festival in October.

A part of Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia is shown. The penitentiary opened in 1829, closed in 1971, and then historic preservationists reopened it to the public for tours in 1994.



A guard tower at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia.

A cellblock at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia.

A cellblock at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia.

Al Capone's cell at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia.

An interior view of the synagogue is shown at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia.

A Cell at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia.

A cell at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia.

A Star of David is seen on the door to the synagogue at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia.

1 comment:

tooshytostop said...

Thanks for the great post! Too Shy to Stop writer Ariela Rose just did an article about the Eastern State Penitentiary. You can read the article here.

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