Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday's Fences


Sobering Fence for a Serious Building...

There is nothing inviting about this 1884 iron fence. It surrounds the historic jail I wrote about a few weeks ago, called "Eye on the Prisoner".








Built 128 years  ago, it is still standing proudly around the jail.















Somehow it managed to survive the scrap drives of WWII.


The iron fence was ordered from Philadelphia for $2,074. That comes to $16.00 a year!







This rosette, on the gate, is the only frill I could find on the fence.











Today, I'm connecting with Jan n Jer's Friday Fences.....be sure and check their post.

Happy Friday
Meggie Mac

26 comments:

  1. Dear Meggie, Thank you that I have visited Jan n Jer's friday Fences.. I like old historic buildings so much. nd this is a vintage and gothic building... Great history....

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    1. Hello Beck...I'm glad you enjoyed the post and connection to Jan n Jer's

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  2. so happy that you shared these with FF. so lovely. awesome shots. great history. (:

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    1. Thanks, Beth. History is everywhere....we just need to look!

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  3. Now that's a imposing fence.

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    1. Hi Janet....good word for the fence!

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  4. I love seeing your fences every Friday--your photos tell such stories! XOXO

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    1. Hi Susan...thanks. I hope I have a good one this coming Friday.

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  5. I love history like this. The fence and the old jail are both very imposing...great job on the photos that tell a very good story!

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    1. Thanks....I'm so glad you enjoyed the post.

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  6. A serious fence for a serious purpose!

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    1. Hello Ms Sparrow...I'm think that was the thought behind the design.

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    1. It's really nice to hear that about a post I worked hard on...thank you.

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  8. I like these shots, but I LOVE your header photo!

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    1. Thank you Rose....this is part of the fence in front of the farm.

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  9. A very austere fence - although the gateposts look quite fancy! I wonder who decided on the little rosette!

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    1. Hello Elaine...austere, another good word to describe the fence. As for the rosette...maybe the wife of the fencemaker added the rosette!

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  10. That looks a gorgeous building for a prison! Only clue would be the fencing.

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    1. Hello Anne...I've always thought it was too beautiful to be a county jail.

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  11. I really like the first sentence.

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    1. Thanks, Jeannelle. I try to pull the reader in with the first line or the story title.

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  12. It may not be an inviting fence,but it is interesting. And the building is far to gorgeous to be a jail!! It was likely nicer (on the outside) than many of the inmates homes.

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    1. Hello Lesley...For a jail, it looks nice on the inside, except for the cells.

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  13. That is one serious fence! The jail is a very interesting building. It looks kind of like a church from the front. Enjoyed your photos!

    Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl. I really enjoy your barn photos, especially the latest, The White Barn.

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