[Used here through courtesy of Southern Folger Detention Equipment Co.]
The 6th 1930s Rikers virtual tour close-up shows the water tower and power plant area. For a ground view of the tower and plant, see slide 41 of the 72 slides in the Mid-1930s Rikers Island Penitentiary Photo Montages elsewhere on this web site. For interior views of the plant, see slides 42 through 48. Use your browser's "back" button to return here.
Compare this unfinished construction site scene with the completed version in a 1948 aerial photo close-up elsewhere on this web site. Use your browser's "back" button to return here.
Also visible in the upper half of the above close-up, beyond the chimney and water tank, are various support services buildings. Compare with the bottom image on the 13th close-up view in the 1948 virtual tour. Likewise, also visible the above close-up is, on the right side, a portion of the storage house. Compare with a complete view of the rectangular storage house, with its inner loading/unloading "courtyard," in a 1948 virtual tour close-up. Use your browser's "back" button to return here.
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6th of 10 detail views of 1930s Rikers Island aerial photo