[Used here through courtesy of Southern Folger Detention Equipment Co.]
The 7th 1930s Rikers virtual tour close-up shows the beginnings of what became the island's "village" of housing for resident staff during the era roughly defined by the opening of the penitentiary in the mid-1930s and the opening of the bridge connection to Queens in the mid-1960s. Most of the "village" area is now occupied by Transportation Division: gargage, gas pumps, and parked buses and other DOC vehicles.

Compare this unfinished 1930s 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.

Veteran current and former NYC DOC staffers and others who can correct, refine, enhance and increase the information in the close-up image caption above are invited to do so. Include the close-up's virtual tour image number in your e-mail to the webmaster@correctionhistory.org

7th of 10 detail views of 1930s Rikers Island aerial photo

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