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Squirrel Cage Jail


category : Jails
One of three remaining examples of the rotary cell jails, this three-story brick structure was completed in 1885 and featured a cage that rotated to allow jailers a view of all cells from a single vantage point. Listed on National Register of Historic Places.


Admission: Fee
Hours: 10-4 Wed.-Sat., 1-4 Sun., Apr.-Oct., and by appointment
Address: 226 Pearl
Phone: 712-323-2509
Our Website:www.thehistoricalsociety.org

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Squirrel Cage Jail

One of three remaining examples of the rotary cell jails, this three-story brick structure was completed in 1885 and featured...