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The Old Jail

The Old Jail

16"x20" print on art paper


(framing not included)


At more than one hundred years old, the original Vigo County Jail structure stands tall against the backdrop of the nearby Wabash River. This fortress with barred windows was an imposing destination for many county offenders.


The jail was constructed in 1908 on Ohio Street in Terre Haute, Indiana along the banks of the Wabash River. The Romanesque Revival architecture has a touch of Italian Renaissance Revival flair, with it’s castle-like parapet facade and quoined corners.


The structure included facilities for up to 100 inmates, and the current sheriff and his family. A courtyard resides in the center of the facility where family, friends and legal counsel were allowed to visit the inmates.


The building was actively utilized for 72 years, and was repurposed for use by some county offices in 1981, when a new jail structure was completed on Cherry Street. In the early 1990’s, the jail was sold to a private individual with hopes of opening the booking area as a restaurant and nightclub.


The artwork is printed on quality matte art paper.  A nice gift for the history buff or anyone who has great memories of Indiana.  Start your collection today!

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