Eastern State Penitentiary | Philadelphia Travelogues
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Eastern State Penitentiary | Philadelphia Travelogues

The Fairmount district of Philadelphia is marked by a row of world-class museums and sprinkled throughout with streets lined with brownstones. And then¬†right in the middle of the neighborhood is a huge¬†former prison: The Eastern State Pentitentiary. It was the first prison truly designed with ‘penitence’ (reform vs. punishment’) in mind, and its design became…