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Williamson County Jail

  • Also Known As: Williamson County Historical Museum

  • Address: 105 S Van Buren St
  • Travel Genus: Sight , Visit
  • Sight Category: Museum



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Fuller and Pulley Architect
1913/09/30 Spencer and Temple Architect Williamson County Jail opens with 5 cells
1922/07/00 Striking miners (United Mine Workers) who killed nineteen strikebreakers at the Southern Illinois Coal Company near Herrin are held for trial at Williamson County Jail Herrin Massacre

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Particulars for Williamson County Jail:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Historic Use Correctional facility
Criteria Historic Event
Historic Use Institutional housing
Area of Significance Law
Level of Significance Local
Architectural Style Prairie School
Owner Private

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 30th May 2007

Registry Name: Williamson County Jail
Registry Address: 105 S. Van Buren St.
Registry Number: 07000476
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: Spencer, N.S. and Temple; Fuller and Pulley
Architectural Style: Prairie school
Contributing Buildings: 1
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Architecture, Law
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Significant Year: 1913
Historic Function: Domestic, Government
Historic Sub-Function: Correctional facility, Institutional housing
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum

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