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Federal Reformatory for Women, State Route 3, South of Greenbriar River, Alderson, Summers County, WV



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HB1269872
Upper Quadrangle, Looking Southwest From Open End Of Quadrangle

HB1269873
Lower Quadrangle, Looking West


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Item Title


Location
South of Greenbriar River, Alderson%252Bvicinity, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WV-113
Building/structure dates: 1928 initial construction
Significance: The new institution was to be a prison for women only with a capacity of 700, located near the geographic center of the prison population. To be named the Federal Industrial Institution for Women, the new prison was to be built on the "cottage plan" (campus style) and was to have a woman as warden. ... The complex was constructed by the Virginia Engineering Company, Newport News, Virginia, and was formally opened on Saturday, November 24, 1928.

Related Names
Simon, Louis


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. UPPER QUADRANGLE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST FROM OPEN END OF QUADRANGLE
2. LOWER QUADRANGLE, LOOKING WEST


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