Suffolk County Jail (The Charles Street Jail), Charles Street at Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114
Gridley J. Fox Bryant, 1851
I was inspired to highlight 31 buildings in Boston in 31 days after the architecture blog A Daily Dose of Architecture . Not only was I going to highlight 31 buildings, but 31 of Bostonian’s favorite buildings. This is the series.
About the Suffolk County Jail (The Charles Street Jail):
If you’ve never been to jail, not to worry because the Suffolk County Jail (Charles Street Jail) has been beautifully rehabilitated into a world class hotel by Cambridge Seven Associates with Ann Beha Architects. “Be Captivated” by the Charles Street Jail; an architectural icon in the city of Boston designed by Gridley J. Fox Bryant which became significant for many reasons, including its cruciform plan which served as the model for other prisons across the country.
There have been many articles written on the prison and its conversion into a hotel, you can read them on the Liberty Hotel’s website.