Ohio State Reformatory at Mansfield

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by TedG954, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    Visited the Mansfield State Reformatory today. It has been used in several movies and lots of music videos and documentaries.

    Harry and Walter Go to New York (1975) – Harry and Walter spend some time behind bars at the penitentiary, when the prison was still in operation.

    Tango & Cash (1989) – The facility was used for various prison scenes.

    The Shawshank Redemption (1994) – The prison was used for many scenes as well as a large panning scene and the warden's office; an officers' quarters were used to shoot a sequence set in a civilian apartment where Brooks committed suicide. The majority of the film was done in the Mansfield area.

    Air Force One (1997) – The prison was used for indoor and outdoor scenes of a Russian prison for General Ivan Radek.

    I will be adding interior photos as they are processed.......... stay tuned.


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  2. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
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    Will
    Cool architecture!
     
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  3. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    It was amazing. My old cell looked so much smaller than I remembered it.......
     
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  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Amazing looking place
     
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  5. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    Formal entrance, not where the prisoners would have come in.

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  6. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    Lots of bars...... and not the good kind.

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  7. bdbits

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    Bob
    An interesting series, thank you.
     
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  8. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Great shots once again!
     
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  9. Mus Aziz

    Mus Aziz TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 3, 2015
    Mus
    Great shots Ted :2thumbs:
     
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  10. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    And it's just as pretty inside as it is outside. Enjoy your stay..........

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  11. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    For the folks that believe an f1.8 or f2.8 is required for darker interiors, all of the photos above were shot hand-held with the 16-35/4.
     
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  12. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    Welcome to prison. It's time to meet your cellmates...........


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  13. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    I've changed over to the Voigtlander 10/5.6 by this point..........


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  14. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
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    David
    10mm is usually a bridge too far for me, but on this one I think it really works well.
     
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  15. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    Finally! An end to your tour of the Mansfield State Reformatory.

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    Part of Solitary Confinement

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    Ahhhh..... no, thanks. I'll just wait until I get home.

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  16. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Looks a lot more inviting on the outside
     
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  17. AlwaysOnAuto

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    Feb 17, 2015
    Thanks for the great tour pics Ted. I can only imagine how this place was back in the day, especially during the hot, humid summers or cold winters.
     
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  18. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2015
    Bob
    I think touring it even when operational might have been enough to make a person think twice about committing a crime.
     
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