Dubuque County Jail

36 E. 8th St., Dubuque, Iowa

Photos 

Dubuque County Jail

1. GENERAL VIEW OF NORTH FRONT AND WEST FACADE

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

Completed in 1858, this massive stone building was designed by the Midwestern architect who also did such masterpieces as the Old Illinois State Capitol. An outstanding example of the Egyptian Revival style, it exemplifies the antebellum penal reform movement in the United States. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 28, 1987

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 27, 1972
Reference number
72000473
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Egyptian Revival
Areas of significance
Architecture; Social History
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Correctional facility
Current function
Government office
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant year
1857

Update Log 

  • April 20, 2012: New photos from J.R. Manning

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