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Montgomery County Jail, Washington & Spring Streets, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, IN



B&W Photos

HB462626
View From Southeast

HB462627
General View Of East (front) Elevation

HB462628
General View From Northeast Of East Front

HB462629
View Of Porch And Entrance From Northeast

HB462630
General View From North

HB462631
North Elevation Of Rear Jail Section

HB462632
General View From Northwest

HB462633
Detail View Showing Staircase And Newel Post In Section Containing Sheriff's Residence

HB462634
View Showing Fireplace And Mantel, First Floor South Room In Section Containing Sheriff's Residence

HB462635
Entrance Door To Cell Block In Closed Position, Note Small Door To Right

HB462636
Entrance Door To Cell Block In Open Position

HB462637
Close-up Detail View Of Entrance Doors To Cell Block Showing Key-winding Mechanism To Rotate The Cell Block

HB462638
View Into Block Area Showing Key Mechanism, Note Floor Separation At Threshold And Key-winding Mechanism

HB462639
Detail View Showing Key-winding Mechanism For Rotating Cell Blocks

HB462640
Detail View Showing Food Pass-through To Cells

HB462641
General View Of Circular Room In Cellar Showing Steel Support Structure For Rotating Cell Blocks

HB462642
Close-up View Showing Steel Pedestal Column To Support Rotating Cell Blocks

HB462643
Detail View Of Steel Pedestal Column To Support Rotating Cell Blocks

HB462644
Detail View Of Cog Ring And Pinion Mechanism To Rotate The Cell Blocks

HB462645
Double-tiered Rotary Cell Block

HB462646
Typical Cell First Deck

HB462647
Cell Door And Cell, Door Open

HB462648
Cell Door And Cell Half Closed


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Supplemental Material


Item Title


Location
Washington & Spring Streets, Crawfordsville, IN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IN-17
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-2).
Building/structure dates: 1882 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1938 subsequent work
Significance: The Montgomery County Jail, the first of six rotary jails built in the Midwest during the second half of the nineteenth century, represents a significant attempt to answer the problem of human incarceration with an engineering solution.

Subjects
Brick Buildings
Official Residences
Jails


Related Names
Hinkley & Norris
Hodgson, E. J.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST
2. GENERAL VIEW OF EAST (FRONT) ELEVATION
3. GENERAL VIEW FROM NORTHEAST OF EAST FRONT
4. VIEW OF PORCH AND ENTRANCE FROM NORTHEAST
5. GENERAL VIEW FROM NORTH
6. NORTH ELEVATION OF REAR JAIL SECTION
7. GENERAL VIEW FROM NORTHWEST
8. DETAIL VIEW SHOWING STAIRCASE AND NEWEL POST IN SECTION CONTAINING SHERIFF'S RESIDENCE
9. VIEW SHOWING FIREPLACE AND MANTEL, FIRST FLOOR SOUTH ROOM IN SECTION CONTAINING SHERIFF'S RESIDENCE
10. ENTRANCE DOOR TO CELL BLOCK IN CLOSED POSITION, NOTE SMALL DOOR TO RIGHT
11. ENTRANCE DOOR TO CELL BLOCK IN OPEN POSITION
12. CLOSE-UP DETAIL VIEW OF ENTRANCE DOORS TO CELL BLOCK SHOWING KEY-WINDING MECHANISM TO ROTATE THE CELL BLOCK
13. VIEW INTO BLOCK AREA SHOWING KEY MECHANISM, NOTE FLOOR SEPARATION AT THRESHOLD AND KEY-WINDING MECHANISM
14. DETAIL VIEW SHOWING KEY-WINDING MECHANISM FOR ROTATING CELL BLOCKS
15. DETAIL VIEW SHOWING FOOD PASS-THROUGH TO CELLS
16. GENERAL VIEW OF CIRCULAR ROOM IN CELLAR SHOWING STEEL SUPPORT STRUCTURE FOR ROTATING CELL BLOCKS
17. CLOSE-UP VIEW SHOWING STEEL PEDESTAL COLUMN TO SUPPORT ROTATING CELL BLOCKS
18. DETAIL VIEW OF STEEL PEDESTAL COLUMN TO SUPPORT ROTATING CELL BLOCKS
19. DETAIL VIEW OF COG RING AND PINION MECHANISM TO ROTATE THE CELL BLOCKS
20. DOUBLE-TIERED ROTARY CELL BLOCK
21. TYPICAL CELL FIRST DECK
22. CELL DOOR AND CELL, DOOR OPEN
23. CELL DOOR AND CELL HALF CLOSED


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