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Cornerspotted: The Raymond Street Jail in Fort Greene

Good guess, Trevor 35, for this week's Cornerspotter is indeed Fort Greene's Raymond Street Jail. Never heard of it, or of Raymond Street for that matter? That's probably because the 127-year-old institution was closed in 1963 to make room for a different organization that seeks to help people—the Brooklyn Hospital Center. Raymond Street has since become the more bucolic Ashland Place. Once the town jail when Brooklyn was its own city, the overcrowded detention center reopened as the Brooklyn House of Detention for Men, which remains on Atlantic Avenue.


· Heard of Raymond Street Jail? [Brooklyn History]
· Hint: This Structure Stood on a Street That No Longer Exists [Curbed]
· Cornerspotter archives [Curbed]