Wyoming Territorial Penitentiary

  • Also Known As: University of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station Stock

  • Address: WY 130
  • Vicinity: Off WY 130
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1872/10/15 Frank Wolcott US Marshal Built for $31,450 by Denver-based contractors Samuel Livingston and George Schram, US Marshal Frank Walcott reicievs the keys to the Wyoming Territorial Federal Penitentiary and Warden N K Boswell prepares for prisoners.
1889/00/00 A second cellblock is built, expanding capacity to 150 and providing a central kitchen, dining hall, guards' rooms and steam heat.
1894/00/00 Butch Cassidy Inmate Butch Cassidy is incarcerated Wyoming Territorial Prison from 1894 to 1896.
1903/00/00 Wyoming State Prison is closed in 1903 and given to the University of Wyoming who conducted experiments in livestock breeding until 1989.

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Particulars for Wyoming Territorial Penitentiary:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Criminal Justice Correctional Facility
Other Description High Victorian Italianate
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Law, Legal System
Area of Significance Politics-government
Architectural Style Queen Anne
Owner State

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 78002815
Resource Type:
Owner: State
Architect: Livingston and Schram; et al.
Architectural Style: Queen anne, Other
Attribute: High Victorian Italianate
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Politics-government, Law, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1850-1874
Significant Year: 1872, 1875, 1889
Historic Function: Government
Historic Sub-Function: Correctional facility
Current Function: Education, Agriculture, subsistence
Current Sub-Function: Animal facility Research facility

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