Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Missouri State Penitentiary


They are restoring the old correctional center, as it is no longer being used as a prison. It really is a beautiful building, considering what it was built to do, house prisoners. I believe they are making it a museum. It is all part of the Central East Side Neighborhood Plan. At one time it was the oldest operating prison west of the Mississippi. It opened in 1836 and closed in 2004.

7 comments:

b.c. said...

that is old, amazing, would love to see the interiors too if and when you get a chance...

Knoxville Girl said...

That's a very impressive urban ruin. I'm glad to see they are preserving and reusing it. Our downtown is rehabbing a lot of historic buildings too.

Tanya said...

That is a great old building! I'm happy to hear it will get a second life!

Destitute Rebel said...

This is an amazing building and a museum would be really good use for it, great shot.

Jim said...

Looks like a beautiful building, scary that it was in use until 2004 it doesnt look in that great a shape.

Anonymous said...

wonder when the museum will be open...would like to see my old home when it is open for tourism...lol

Anonymous said...

I used go there with a prison ministry group. Mixed emotions.

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