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Eastern State Penitentiary (Part Three)

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

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

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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.

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

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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).

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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 cause it to be overrun with trees forcing their way through walls weakening the structure.

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This is one of the deteriorating windows on one of the lower cell blocks.

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16 thoughts on “Eastern State Penitentiary (Part Three)

    • Thank you Gail ๐Ÿ™‚ You would have a ball with your camera in this place, if you are ever in Philly check it out. Enjoy you’re Memorial Day ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • My husband is from the Philadelphia area, used to go all the time. Now his Mom lives in NYC..hence all the NY pictures. My son will be a freshman at Lehigh in September. Hope to get the opportunity!

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        • You would absolutely go crazy taking photos at this place Gail, my wife and I spent four hours there it was so intriguing. I’m just sorry I brought a fixed lens camera. Hope you get the chance to go. Have a great weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

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