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NEW: Western Penitentiary

Presented by Abandoned Pittsburgh Art Gallery at Abandoned Pittsburgh Art Gallery, Carnegie PA

Jul 25 2018
Aug 31 2018
NEW: Western Penitentiary

***New images at Abandoned Pittsburgh: WESTERN PENITENTIARY. See inside this historic prison on Pittsburgh’s North Side.

Pittsburgh's State Correctional Institution — commonly known as Western Penitentiary or Western Pen — was originally built in 1826 a few blocks from the current site; it was relocated in 1882 to its present location on the Ohio River. The English writer Charles Dickens visited the original prison in 1842 and was appalled at the prisoners' conditions. The facility also housed Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. The prison held maximum-security inmates in its early years, and later

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Gallery hours: 1-6 Wed/Thu, 1-9 Fri, 11-6 Sat, 10-2 Sun

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Abandoned Pittsburgh Art Gallery

301 E Main St, Carnegie, PA 15106


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