Menard Correctional Facility

Menard Correctional Facility Documentation
Historic Buildings Documented to Historic American Building Survey standards

The Menard Correctional Center in downstate Chester was constructed in the 1870s and is the second oldest existing prison in Illinois and the oldest in operation in the state since the closing of Joliet Penitentiary.   MIA prepared Level I Documentation of the Administration Building and Level III Documentation of the Electric Eye Building to Illinois HABS standards. Documentation included:  measured drawings of the Administration Building, historical and architectural report, photographic documentation and reproduction of historic photographs.