The Sugar House Pen, Salt Lake City
In 1854 Utah Territory built its first prison near Sugar House. Here it remained until 1951. The facility had become outdated, and subdivisions surrounded the site. Nearby residents were anxious to see the prison moved.
Today, the site of the penitentiary is Sugar House Park, a place for joggers, sledders, picnickers, Frisbee-throwers, and lots more.
Jan 10, 2011