Montgomery County Jail and Sheriff's Residence

225 N. Washington St., Crawfordsville, Indiana

Photo 

Photo taken by Donald K. O'Brien in July 2014

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National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 1, 1975
Reference number
75000007
Architectural styles
Victorian: Gothic; Victorian: Italianate; Victorian: Romanesque
Areas of significance
Engineering; Architecture; Social History
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Correctional facility; Single dwelling
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant year
1882

Update Log 

  • July 31, 2014: New photo from Donald K. O'Brien

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Comments 

Montgomery County Jail and Sheriff's Residence
Posted August 22, 2010, by Steven Suiter (sjsuiter [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I want to point out that this facility has the only functioning rotary cell in the world. Or so they tell us during the tours. It's supposed to be only turned during the Annual Breakout festival, but if you are lucky, you can get the tour guide who will turn it every time he gives a tour.