Library’s interesting history

If you read the last post on the Jefferson Market Library or you visit the library, you may be interested in hearing about the site’s history. Just walk around the corner to see the beautiful and tranquil Jefferson Market Garden.
Things weren’t always so tranquil though. This garden is on the former site of the New York Women’s House of Detention which which existed from 1932 to 1974.
According to wikipedia, the prison is infamous because it is believed to have been the world’s only art deco prison!

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