Mother Jones' Prison

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Mother Jones' Prison
Mother Jones' Prison is located in West Virginia
Mother Jones' Prison
Location 305 Center St., Pratt, West Virginia
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Area less than one acre
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, was a 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 and 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.[3]


  1. Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Paul D. Marshall and Michael J. Pauley (June 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Pratt Historic District" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-06-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Withdrawal of Mother Jones' Prison: National Historic Landmarks Program (NHL)". National Park Service. Archived from the original on 2013-01-27. Retrieved 2013-01-27.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>