2. The Bridewell at City Hall

Image from New York Public Library

Before Newgate, The Bridewell at City Hall was a combination workhouse, jail and prison. In 1797, the first 70 convicts with terms greater than 3 years were transferred from Bridewell to Newgate. There are artifacts unearthed from the almshouse and barracks at City Hall at the Archaeological Repository, seen here.

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