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Wisconsin State Prison Exterior | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Wisconsin State Prison Exterior

Wisconsin State Prison Exterior | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Exterior view of the Wisconsin State Prison.
DESCRIPTION
Exterior view of the Wisconsin State Prison.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:25626
Creation Date:circa 1893
Creator Name:Bennett, H. H. (Henry Hamilton), 1843-1908
City:Waupun
County:Fond du Lac
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Lecher, Paul G. : Wisconsin state institutions photographs, 1893
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 1679
Original Dimensions:10 x 8 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Commissioned by law in 1851, initial construction on the Wisconsin State Prison in Waupun was completed in 1853, with additions following; state costs by 1892 totaled over $1.3 million. The 540-cell facility averaged an occupancy of over 500 in the early 1890s; the prison grounds spanned 24 acres and were augmented by a nearby 112-acre farm.
SUBJECTS
Architectural details
Stone buildings
Trees
Prisons
Outdoor photography
Snow

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