Auburn Correctional Facility Construction – Auburn NY

Description

Then known as Auburn State Prison, the Auburn Correctional Facility received a sizable expansion as a result of a $226,000 federal Public Works Administration grant during the 1930s. PWA Federal Docket No. 3248 (NY).

Specific construction included “accommodations for inmates, incinerator, connecting corridors and guard house.”

Source notes

National Archives Record Group 135-SAR: Prints: Photographs rejected for use in the Photographic Report to the President: “Survey of the Architecture of Completed Projects of the PWA, 1939”; Box 14: New York State; Folder 8: Penal Institutions.

National Archives: Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division;
Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 21.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on August 17, 2014.

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Location Info


135 State St
Auburn, NY 13024

Coordinates: 42.93462, -76.574207

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