Before Rikers, Blackwell's Was DOC's Island Home
Part 2 of 3
Going to and from prison, hospital, or
The Penitentiary on Blackwell's Island.
Built in 1796, Robert Blackwell's home
still stands, the island's oldest structure.
The above are scaled-down versions
of graphics found in a time-line
series of Roosevelt Island
history pages on Website
a service of Main Street WIRE,
the island's community newspaper,
and Unisource2000, Inc. The Roosevelt
Island Historical Society and its president,
Judith Berdy, provided most of the historical
materials used in those pages. We express
appreciation for the above being made available
for Boldest web page use.
To Blackwell's Part 3: The Island in 1872
Description excerpts and scaled-down line-art from the period.
(8 GIFs' combined total: 32K)
To Blackwell's Part 1: Background
Blackwell's island background article from Correction News Centennial Issue.
(5 JPGs' combined total: 75K)
ACKNOWLEDGMENT: We gratefully acknowledge NYC DOC's permission to post here material used in creating the original version of the NYC DOC web page posted on NYC LINK.
-- Thomas McCarthy, NYCHS webmaster