Cheyenne County Jail

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Cheyenne County Jail
Cheyenne County Colorado Jail Center Front.jpg
Cheyenne County Jail is located in Colorado
Cheyenne County Jail
Location 85 W. Second St., Cheyenne Wells, Colorado
Coordinates 38°49′14″N 102°21′3″W / 38.82056°N 102.35083°W / 38.82056; -102.35083Coordinates: 38°49′14″N 102°21′3″W / 38.82056°N 102.35083°W / 38.82056; -102.35083
Area less than one acre
Built 1894
Built by Frisk,W.J.
Architect Roeschlaub, Robert S.
Architectural style Romanesque
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 88000758[1]
Added to NRHP June 16, 1988

The Cheyenne County Jail, at 85 W. Second St. in Cheyenne Wells, Colorado, was built in 1894. It was a work of Denver architect Robert S. Roeschlaub with some Romanesque Revival styling. It is now operated as the Eastern Colorado Historical Society Museum. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1][2]

It was operated as a jail from 1894 through sometime after 1937, then eventually was closed. It became a museum in 1962 with the creation of the Eastern Colorado Historical Society, which operated until 1972 then was revived in 1976. As of 2013 it is open during the summer, by appointment.[3]


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