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Caroline County Jail, Sheriff's House, 101 Gay Street, Denton, Caroline County, MD



B&W Photos

HB608783
BWPhotos 338285

HB608784
BWPhotos 338286

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BWPhotos 338287

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BWPhotos 338290

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BWPhotos 338291

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BWPhotos 338292

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BWPhotos 338293

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BWPhotos 338294

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BWPhotos 338295

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BWPhotos 338296

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BWPhotos 338297

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BWPhotos 338298

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BWPhotos 338299

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BWPhotos 338300

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BWPhotos 338301

HB608800
BWPhotos 338302

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BWPhotos 338303

HB608802
BWPhotos 338304


Item Title
BWPhotos 338304

Location
101 Gay Street, Denton, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-1069-A
Building/structure dates: 1981 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1906 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1978 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1968 subsequent work
Significance: One of the oldest in the State of Maryland, the Caroline County Jail and Sheriff's House has been in continuous use as a jail since 1907 when it was built during a period of marked cultural, commercial and economic expansion of the town of Denton. Occupying a prominence overlooking the Choptank River, Caroline County's impressive Colonial Revival Sheriff's House faces the Court House green and is surrounded by substantial residences built during the first decade of the Twentieth Century. The Sheriff's House and Jail was an elegant answer by a beleaguered county government to years of local and statewide criticism regarding the inadequacies of the preceding prison facility.

Subjects
Law Enforcement
Houses
Cookery


Related Names
County Commissioners Of Caroline County
Caroline County Sherrif's Department
Davis, Frank E.
Davis, Henry R.
Pilchard & Furness
Van Horn Iron Works Company
Burnett, Harry L., Photographer
Ware, Donna M., Historian
Guida, Patricia C., Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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