Landmark home associated with prison for 103 years
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Convict labor formed bricks and carved limestone on site at the Missouri State Penitentiary to erect the warden’s home at 700 E. Capitol Ave. in 1888.
The construction project cost the state $7,000, most of which went to acquiring the land along the prominent street across from the prison in Jefferson City.
“It was entirely a product of the state prison with all of its materials and work force coming from that institution,” said the building’s National Register of Historic Places nomination.