Eastern State Penitentiary (Part Three)

The Visual Chronicle

In this post we will continue to a multi level cell block number 7.


The above photo shows the lower level of cell block 7 which is still being restored.


Some of the lucky inmates on lower levels of the prison (depending on the cell block) had a small skylight which provided them with a bit of daylight while they were in there cells.


This is a view from the upper portion of cell block 7.


As you can see from the angle of this view there was only enough room to walk single file when exiting the upper cell blocks. Also notice the different kind of cell doors from the older cell blocks (this cell block was a later addition).


The above photo shows a cell with trees growing through the walls which would eventually force the closing of this facility. Apparently the states neglect of this facility would…

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