Geneva consisted of 12 cottages and an administration building circling the property. Inside the circle were ancillary buildings – laundry, kitchen, infirmary, chapel. A guard station checked everyone entering and exiting while barbed wire-topped fences deterred exit.

On the outskirts of the buildings but inside the fence was a graveyard where still born children of inmates were buried. Rumor had it that inmates were also buried there if their families couldn’t afford a funeral. It was also lore that an unknown girl was found dead outside the fence and was laid to rest in the cemetery. Her identity was never discovered so no one could be notified. Friends and family that knew her, loved her and grieved for her never found out what happened or where she is laid to rest.