Mother Jones Prison

Mother Jones Prison
Mother Jones' Prison
Mother Jones Prison is located in West Virginia
Location: 305 Center St., Pratt, West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°12′38.1″N 81°23′1.4″W / 38.210583°N 81.383722°W / 38.210583; -81.383722Coordinates: 38°12′38.1″N 81°23′1.4″W / 38.210583°N 81.383722°W / 38.210583; -81.383722
Area: less than one acre
Governing body: Private
NRHP Reference#: 92001876[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP: April 27, 1992
Removed from NRHP: September 22, 1997

Mother Jones' Prison, also known as Mrs. Carney's Boarding House, is a former National Historic Landmark located at Pratt, Kanawha County, West Virginia. It was a large two story structure constructed by the Willis Brothers and used mostly as a boarding house. It was the "prison" in which labor organizer / agitator Mary Harris "Mother Jones" was detained during the 1912-1913 mine wars.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. It was delisted in 1997, after demolition in 1996.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Paul D. Marshall and Michael J. Pauley (June 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Pratt Historic District". State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-06-02. 

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