Tag Archives: New York

Greycourt Women’s Prison – Camp LaGuardia

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History New York State built Greycourt Prison on a 300 plus acre site in 1918 to incarcerate female convicts. However, the jail only housed a prison population until 1934. After that, it was taken over by New York City as … Continue reading

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NYC Farm Colony Ruins

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The New York City Farm Colony was founded as the Richmond County Poor Farm in 1829. The concept of the poor farm was that able bodied indigents should work. In 1895, the Department of Public Charities was established and inherited … Continue reading

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