Maine Memory Network
Maine's Online Museum

Login · My Account · Show Album


 

 

Painting of Old Gaol, 1888

Click on the image to zoom. Click and drag your mouse over the image to move it left or right. Use the small navigation window to select the area you wish to zoom on.

Purchase a reproduction of this item on VintageMaineImages.com.

Description

This painting offers an uphill perspective of the Old York Gaol from the old burying ground or Lindsay Road side. The present building, depicted in this image, was constructed in 1719 to serve the province of Maine. After statehood in 1820 it was used as a county and then local jail. It opened to the public as a museum in 1900 and continues to be managed by the Museums of Old York, as of 2013.

Go back