- Terre Haute, IN
- Site Type:
- Penal Facilities, Federal Facilities, Military and Public Safety
- New Deal Agencies:
- Public Works Funding, Public Works Administration (PWA)
- Alfred Hopkins and Associates
- Quality of Information:
- Site Survival:
United States Penitentiary Terre Haute was built between 1938 and 1940. The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce raised $50,000 to buy the land. The Public Works Administration largely funded the $3,000,000 cost for the facility. It took 125,000 person-days to build the main complex and another 25,000 person-days for the utilities and grounds.
Site originally submitted by Larry Moore on April 9, 2018.
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