1912 Cell House

1912 Cell House (HM2D1U)

Location: Deer Lodge, MT 59722 Powell County
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N 46° 23.583', W 112° 44.18'

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Old Montana Prison

To ease increasing overcrowded conditions, the 1912 Cell House was constructed, adding two hundred cells to the prison complex. Erected in only eleven months using convict labor, the cell house was a model facility for its day. Each cell had running water, a flush toilet, and good ventilation.
During yard time, this corner of the cell house was popular with the inmates. Many immortalized their prison stay by carving their names on the cell house wall. A urinal and water fountain were added as yard time and recreation were increased. By design, most locations in the yard were visible from at least two guard towers. Since this semi-hidden nook was only visible from one tower and there were always several inmates congregating here, it provided a location for contraband and drug transactions.
HM NumberHM2D1U
Placed ByOld Montana Prison Museum
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Date Added Wednesday, December 26th, 2018 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 366507 N 5139184
Decimal Degrees46.39305000, -112.73633333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 23.583', W 112° 44.18'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 23' 34.98" N, 112° 44' 10.8" W
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Area Code(s)406
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1104 Main St, Deer Lodge MT 59722, US
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