PointofInterestRoadSigns.com - Pennsylvania - Old Bradford County Jail

 

About this site
Submit a Photo
State Travel Offices
Pick a Homepage - Pennsylvania

 

 

     

 Welcome to Point of Interest Road Signs! A collection of photos of road and trail signs.  Click here for more Pennsylvania Signs

 

Old Bradford County Jail

 

Location of sign - Old Bradford County Jail, 109 Pine Street, Towanda, Pennsylvania

 

Photo taken June 2008

 

Old Bradford County Jail, Bradford County Pennsylvania

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne

 

Text of sign:

 

Old Bradford County Jail

109 Pine St.

 

The old jail is located in the center of Towanda's historic district.  Avery Frink, architect and contractor from Montrose, designed

and built the jail.  His plan included a stone dwelling for the Sheriff and his family.  A three-story cell block, and a prison yard

enclosed by a 20-foot stone wall, all built with locally quarried stone.  The jail was occupied in 1873 and was praised for its 

modern design.  By 1913 it was considered seriously outdated.  A complete modernization took place in 1949-50 which included

removal of the ventilation tower.  The jail was closed in 1991.  County Commissioners transferred the property to Bradford County

Historical Society in 1998.  Renovation activity began in 1999 to convert the jail into a museum, research library and early records

archive.

 

Please help us out by submitting a photo!

 

You can find more information about the state of Pennsylvania here and get a Pennsylvania Homepage here

 

 



This site is not affiliated with any government agency.  Photos may not be copied without written permission of the photographer.

 

 

                


          Copyright 2008-2010 All Rights Reserved Walker Global Marketing Inc. Privacy Policy  Terms of Service  Links