March 28, 1910: Prison Board approves plans for new prison
This afternoon the Board of Prison Commissioners held a meeting in the office of the Secretary of State and accepted the plans for the new State Prison. The plans have been in the hands of Architect DeLonchant who has been going over them for the last couple of weeks and today he submitted them to the board for its approval.
They were thoroughly gone into by the Board and accepted. The specifications in conjunction with the plans are now being worked on by the State Engineer and Mr. DeLonchant and will be ready for submission to the Board at an early date.
The Board passed a resolution authorizing the advertising for bids for the new steel cells for the prison. As these will require the longest period for construction and delivery it was thought best by the Board to order them at this time and give the manufacturers plenty of time to make the delivery in good season.
Mr. Douglass, one of the members of the Prison Board, stated this afternoon that it was the intention of the Board to rush things along as rapidly as possible and that the call for bids for the erection of the new state institution would be made as soon as the specifications were completed by those who have the matter in charge.
This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.