Original County Jail


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Slides
Description:
"In 1864 or 1865, the Board of Supervisors made a contract for clearing Jessie Square made a contract for clearing Jessie Square and erecting a suitable building for a jail. It was built on Chisholm street, and made of two-inch plank, doubled and fastened together with spikes driven close together. It had three or four cells, well made and strong; two light rooms for prisoners, and ample rooms for a turnkey and family. Attached to this was a woodshed and a stable. It was painted the Scotchman's "muckle dun" color and made a very unimposing appearance." "When a new stone jail was built in 1887, the old wooden facility was purchased by City Marshall Sylvester Westrope and moved from the square to its present location. The building was remodeled and used as a family home..." The building was razed in February 1967.
Notes:
Above taken from The Alpena News, February 18, 1967
Date of Original:
c 1967
Date Of Event:
1865-1887
Dimensions:
Width: 4991 px
Height: 3631 px
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 4991px
Image Height: 3631px
Subject(s):
Collection:
Ann Taber Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Approximate location of original jail after move:
    Michigan, United States
    fltLatitude: 45.0674694985458
    Latitude: 45.0674694985458 Longitude: -83.4391980304717
  • Location of original and 2nd jail:
    Michigan, United States
    fltLatitude: 45.068742503355
    Latitude: 45.068742503355 Longitude: -83.4404318466187
Donor:
Tim Taber
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Recommended Citation:
Ann Taber Collection, Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
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211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

Original County Jail
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Original County Jail


"In 1864 or 1865, the Board of Supervisors made a contract for clearing Jessie Square made a contract for clearing Jessie Square and erecting a suitable building for a jail. It was built on Chisholm street, and made of two-inch plank, doubled and fastened together with spikes driven close together. It had three or four cells, well made and strong; two light rooms for prisoners, and ample rooms for a turnkey and family. Attached to this was a woodshed and a stable. It was painted the Scotchman's "muckle dun" color and made a very unimposing appearance." "When a new stone jail was built in 1887, the old wooden facility was purchased by City Marshall Sylvester Westrope and moved from the square to its present location. The building was remodeled and used as a family home..." The building was razed in February 1967.