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Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary is a former state prison in the United States. It is located on Fairmount Avenue between 21st and 22nd Streets in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 5 blocks north of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

It was significant architecturally, influencing the design of 250 other prisons, and is a U.S. National Historic Landmark.

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