Moyamensing Prison

Moyamensing Prison (HM1KMO)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19147 Philadelphia County
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N 39° 55.912', W 75° 9.667'

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Opened in 1835, Thomas U. Walter designed it with elements of Egyptian Revival style and following the revolutionary principle of isolated confinement. With later additions, it could house nearly 5000 inmates - African Americans and women in separate wings. H. H. Holmes, considered Americas first serial killer, was executed here. The last hanging in Pa. took place here in 1916, soon replaced by electrocution. Closed in 1963, it was razed in 1968.
Year Placed2011
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
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Date Added Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 10:04am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] CHUCK MARTIENSSEN  
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 486233 N 4420207
Decimal Degrees39.93186667, -75.16111667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 55.912', W 75° 9.667'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 55' 54.72" N, 75° 9' 40.02" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1406-1430 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia PA 19147, US
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