01/31/09 102 W, 1 I - + 12 - 15 Building Prison Buildings

Here's a rear view of the Central Prison construction site. They're building a mental health center, as we blogged about earlier. The historic Montford Avenue bridge is closed, and the rest of the dead-end street has been removed. Read more about the east side of Central Prison on my outdated Hidden Raleigh site. This picture was taken Friday afternoon, shot straight into the sun. Lens flare prevented with a raised hand that was digitally removed. Look closely and you can see one of the original 1884 walls in the background. Read more about the Big House. Click to enlarge: