Old York Gaol

4 Lindsey Rd., York, Maine

Photos 

Old York County Gaol

1. Historic American Buildings Survey Allen L. Hubbard, Photographer April 23, 1936 WESTERN ELEVATION

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Map 

Street View 

Description 

Traditionally built in 1653 and reputedly the oldest public building in English America, the Gaol, although evidently an 18th century construction, is nevertheless of major significance as a very early surviving American jail with many original fittings intact. The building was declared a National Historic Landmark on November 24, 1968. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS ME-10)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 24, 1968
Reference number
68000016
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Correctional facility
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1700-1749; 1800-1824; 1750-1799
Significant years
1720; 1806

Update Log 

  • July 15, 2016: Updated by Michael Miller: Corrected "GPS Coordinates" and Added "Street View"

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