Clark County Jail

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Clark County Jail
Clark County Jail 1897.jpg
Building in June 2011
Clark County Jail is located in Wisconsin
Clark County Jail
Location 215 E. 5th St., Neillsville, Wisconsin
Coordinates 44°33′37″N 90°35′36″W / 44.56028°N 90.59333°W / 44.56028; -90.59333Coordinates: 44°33′37″N 90°35′36″W / 44.56028°N 90.59333°W / 44.56028; -90.59333
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1897
Architectural style Romanesque
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 78000080[1]
Added to NRHP December 8, 1978

The Clark County Jail is located in Neillsville, Wisconsin.[2] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[3] Additionally, it is listed on the Wisconsin State Register of Historic Places and is designated a historic landmark by the Neillsville Historic Preservation Commission.

History[edit]

The structure originally served as a jail, as well as a residence for the Sheriff of Clark County, Wisconsin and his family in a separate portion of the building.[4] The county stopped using the building as the Sheriff's residence in 1974. In 1978, the county stopped using the jail portion as well and the building now serves as a museum.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Historical Societies & Museums". Clark County, WI Internet Library. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  3. ^ "1897 Clark County Jail". Historical Marker Database. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  4. ^ "215 East 5th Street, 1897 Clark County Jail". City of Neillsville. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Clark County Jail at Wikimedia Commons