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Location DB > United States > New Jersey > North Caldwell > Essex County Jail Annex
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Essex County Jail Annex
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created by EsseXploreR on 3/27/2012 2:14 PM
last modified by EsseXploreR on 4/13/2013 10:59 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
The place was huge. There were 8 buildings on campus that had time to rot (there were newer buildings that were demolished the same year the prison closed) and a tunnel system to connect them all.
 Basic Information
Type: Building Complex
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Was easy
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information
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North Caldwell, New Jersey
United States
Owner: K. Hovnanian
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • air quality
  •  Interesting Features

     Security Measures
  • fences
  • razor wire
  • part-time guard
  • locked gates
  • welded doors
  • wooden boarding
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1873
    Closed: 2005
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     History
    The Essex County Jail Annex was built in 1873, to help with the overcrowding of Civil War era criminals at the county facility in Newark. The original brownstone building was designed by noted architect Paul Botticher, who also designed the nearby Newark Boys Home in the same year. It stated as a single building, with two wings branching off a central administration section. Later, sometime in the 1890’s, A kitchen/ auditorium and hospital wing were added to the building, constructed of mixed brownstone and traprock. The brownstone was actually purchased from the nearby Baettie’s Quarry. along with the additions to the jail building, a small powerhouse was also constructed with subterrainian tunnels connecting the two.

    More expansion was soon necessary, though, as Essex counties larger cities became more and more crime ridden. A building for female convicts was constructed in the late 1910’s, and large concrete cellblock was constructed in the early 1930’s. Construction was common here throughout it’s 138 year history. Soon, the prisoners were moved out of the Brownstone and surrounding structures and moved to newer building on the east side of the campus. Then, in 2005, a brand new correctional facility was built along Doremus Ave. in Newark, and all inmates from the North Caldwell facility were transferred. It didn’t take longfor Essex County to sell the land the jail was on, and the buildings were demolished one by one, starting with the newer buildings. Demolition was stalled for a little while, while the historic section of the facility rotted away. After a few years, the demolition resumed until the only structure left was the brownstone building. Though plans for the building were drafted and presented to the local government, with ideas for turning the central administration building into a house, the plans fell through and the historic jail was completely demolished.
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    Sun, Apr 1st, 2012
    posted by EsseXploreR
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    Mon, Jul 2nd, 2012
    posted by Rinzler
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 6/30/2014 8:47 AM.

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  • on Jun 30 14 at 8:47, Steed validated this location
  • on Apr 13 13 at 22:59, EsseXploreR changed the following: History
  • on Mar 18 13 at 11:36, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Mar 13 13 at 5:17, EsseXploreR changed the following: History, Recommendation
  • on Jul 4 12 at 15:14, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Jul 2 12 at 4:49, Rinzler added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jul 2 12 at 4:45, Rinzler created a new gallery
  • on Apr 2 12 at 12:38, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Apr 1 12 at 15:44, EsseXploreR changed the following: History, Accessibility, Security Measures
  • on Apr 1 12 at 15:41, EsseXploreR added some pictures to a gallery
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