A medium-security prison for Washington D.C. convicts located in nearby Virginia that closed in 2001, the Lorton Reformatory is currently being redeveloped into a mixed-use community.

The new neighborhood, rebranded as Laurel Hill, is one of the most talked about examples of adaptive reuse in the country.

It will retain much of the prison complex’s original structure thanks to its listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

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