Madison County Sheriff's House and Jail

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Madison County Sheriff's House and Jail
Edwardsville central bus station.jpg
Site of the sheriff's house and jail, now destroyed
Madison County Sheriff's House and Jail is located in Illinois
Madison County Sheriff's House and Jail
Madison County Sheriff's House and Jail is located in the US
Madison County Sheriff's House and Jail
Location 210 N. Main St., Edwardsville, Illinois
Coordinates 38°48′48″N 89°57′27″W / 38.81333°N 89.95750°W / 38.81333; -89.95750Coordinates: 38°48′48″N 89°57′27″W / 38.81333°N 89.95750°W / 38.81333; -89.95750
Area 0.7 acres (0.28 ha)
Built 1869 (1869)
Built by Alonzo Keller
Architectural style Second Empire
NRHP reference # 80001394[1]
Added to NRHP May 31, 1980

The Madison County Sheriff's House and Jail is a historic house and jail building located at 210 N. Main St. in Edwardsville, Illinois. Built in 1869 and opened in 1871, the building is the oldest Madison County government building in Edwardsville, the county seat. The building consists of a three-story sheriff's house and an adjacent cell block; the cell block was expanded in 1904 to provide space for female prisoners. The sheriff's house is designed in the Second Empire style; it is one of two examples of the style in Edwardsville and the only one which has maintained its historical appearance. The building's design features a mansard roof, two dormers on both the front and rear sides, and a bracketed wooden cornice.[2]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 31, 1980.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Hackett, Marie. National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Madison County Sheriff's House and Jail. Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service. January 1980.