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Old Penitentiary Steamplant
Idaho

The Boise Old Penitentiary Steamhouse was constructed in 1951, and provided heat via steam for the prison until it was shut down in 1973. It housed 5 large boilers that were mounted on the concrete slabs seen on the floor. These boilers were powered by coal, which was stored in the sheds seen on the North facing wall, and the steam was pumped to the prison via a series of underground ducts.

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