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December 23, 2007
The New York Times
Check In/Check Out (PDF)
The completion of the Charles Street Jail in 1851 was a milestone of design bringing the architect Gridley James Fox Bryant’s stately, roughhewn granite style to the edge of the Charles River. The jail closed in 1990 and has been transformed into a luxury hotel after a $150 million restoration.

September 4, 2007
The Boston Globe
Hotel Aims to Capivate (PDF)
One restaurant is called Clink. Another is Scampo, Italian for “escape”. The bar is name Alibi. “You’ll know this was a jail”, developer Richard L. Friedman promised last year, when he was in the middle of converting the 156-year-ol Charles Street Jail into the Liberty Hotel.

August 30, 2007
The New York Times
Luxury Living, Where Once the Residents Were Felons (PDF)
The old Charles Street Jail in Boston will be reborn next week as the luxurious Liberty Hotel. And while the 100 – foot ceiling and arched windows at the entrance of the building, above right, may be impressive, there’s no chance of anyone forgetting its roots, or what Richard L. Friedman, the Boston developer responsible for reinventing the jail, likes to call it “jailness”.

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