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Former prison for sale in Pa.
upi ^ | Sept. 27, 2012

Posted on 09/28/2012 9:06:21 AM PDT by JoeProBono

EBENSBURG, Pa., -- A Pennsylvania municipality is seeking a buyer or tenant for a unique property -- the former county prison.

The Ebensburg Borough Council said the back portion of the facility, which is newer than the front, is being used to house county records, but the front portion, which was the original Cambria County Prison, has been vacant for 15 years, WJAC-TV, Johnstown, Pa., reported Thursday.

"If it wasn't the landmark that it is in town, if it wasn't on the national list of historic places, we still couldn't tear it down," Ebensburg Borough Manager Dan Penatzer said. "I think it's probably impossible to tear this building down."

He said there are many different potential uses for the building.

"A restaurant, a microbrewery, retail, offices, anything," Penatzer said. "There's so much crazy character about this building that could apply it to any business theme like that. I think there's a lot of possibilities."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; History
KEYWORDS: penna; prison


1 posted on 09/28/2012 9:06:27 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Be a good server farm if there’s fiber nearby.


2 posted on 09/28/2012 9:09:54 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Steely Tom

hmm walking dead could film inside had it been last year ;)


3 posted on 09/28/2012 9:10:59 AM PDT by Bidimus1
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To: JoeProBono

Forget Hawaii, let’s chip in and put the obamma clan in this historical monument instead.


4 posted on 09/28/2012 9:11:23 AM PDT by shadeaud ( “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8”. Just doing my duty a Christian)
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To: JoeProBono

Make it into a public school


5 posted on 09/28/2012 9:11:23 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Obama gives us the gift of downward mobility)
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To: JoeProBono

Make it a mosque - “one stop shopping” as it were!


6 posted on 09/28/2012 9:12:38 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: JoeProBono

Didn’t they make a hotel of an old prison in Boston?


7 posted on 09/28/2012 9:13:00 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: JoeProBono

Zombie theme park?


8 posted on 09/28/2012 9:15:48 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: JoeProBono

“...if it wasn’t on the national list of historic places...”

That itself severely limits what can be done physically and cosmetically, to the place, to make it into anything other than a prison structure. If I were a developer or businessman, I wouldn’t touch that place if they paid me!


9 posted on 09/28/2012 9:25:23 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: JoeProBono

Looks a whole lot like a church.

The first “penitentiaries” we built in Pennsylvania by Quakers to put all prisoners in solitary—with a bible—thinking the “inner light” would make them penitent and reform them.

Most however were driven mad by the isolation.


10 posted on 09/28/2012 9:27:55 AM PDT by AnalogReigns (I'm an Anglican (NOT an Episcopalian))
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To: 9YearLurker
Didn’t they make a hotel of an old prison in Boston?

Yes -- now a very cool, upscale, happenin' place in Boston -- the old Charles Street Jail.

Here are some photos: http://www.libertyhotel.com/photos/index.html

11 posted on 09/28/2012 9:28:26 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: JoeProBono

The Old Charles Street Jail in Boston (which has a similar architectural feel) has been made into Tres Chic Condos! LOL!


12 posted on 09/28/2012 9:37:48 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: left that other site

I mean a HOTEL. Not Condos.

http://www.libertyhotel.com/


13 posted on 09/28/2012 9:39:42 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Maceman; 9YearLurker

Known as the Charles Street Jail in the 1800's, this iconic prison, which was once hailed as the international standard for prison architecture, was transformed into a hotel in the 1990's. It was initially designed in the shape of a cross, with granite walls, a rotunda, large windows and 220 cells in 4 wings, but became overcrowded, dirty, and was forced to close. Now, eighteen of the Liberty Hotel's rooms are built in the original jail - with the mod-con additions of televisions and linen, of course.


14 posted on 09/28/2012 9:43:45 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

It’s unique and well taken care of, and a lot bigger when you see it in person.


15 posted on 09/28/2012 10:11:29 AM PDT by Despot of the Delta
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16 posted on 09/28/2012 10:25:27 AM PDT by randita
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To: carriage_hill

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17 posted on 09/28/2012 12:14:47 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Steely Tom


18 posted on 09/28/2012 12:31:48 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: 9YearLurker
Didn’t they make a hotel of an old prison in Boston?

You can check out, but you can never leave!

 

Actually, a school was my first thought based on the title alone.

19 posted on 09/28/2012 12:33:32 PM PDT by zeugma (Rid the world of those savages. - Dorothy Woods, widow of a Navy Seal, AMEN!)
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To: Steely Tom

I’ve done family research there. I wonder what they’ll do with their records.


20 posted on 09/28/2012 1:04:03 PM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: Steely Tom

I don’t know what the area is like, but that looks like it could make a decent apartment complex.


21 posted on 09/28/2012 2:06:52 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Steely Tom

I don’t know what the area is like, but that looks like it could make a decent condo complex.


22 posted on 09/28/2012 2:08:00 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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