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Property Name JEFFERSON COUNTY JAIL
Reference Number 13001072
State Florida
County Jefferson
Town Monticello
Street Address 380 West Dogwood Street
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 1/15/2014
Areas of Significance SOCIAL HISTORY, ARCHITECTURE
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13001072.pdf
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The Jefferson County Jail, built in 1909, is significant at the local level under Criteria A and C in the areas of Social History and Architecture/Engineering. The jail is a county government entity, and the sheriffs who ran the jail were elected officials. The jail has significance as a building type, distinctive of the function it performed, and has similar and distinct features to other contemporary jails in the South. The jail was built by a prominent jail manufacturing company and still retains its patented mechanisms that were the foremost in jail technology at the time. The jail is significant for its social history as it reflected local attitudes regarding correctional methods and procedures, as practiced in Jefferson County during the 20 th century.

 

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