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McRae Jail

McRae Jail

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Built: 1934 | Abandoned: N/A
Historic Designation: National Register of Historic Places (July 20, 1992)
Status: Abandoned
Photojournalist: Gage Fears

The single-cell concrete McRae jail sits lonely in a field now, inviting anyone to take a look at the interesting building. Displaying paintings on the outside of Tweety Bird and Bugs Bunny the jail looks ready to be used as a jail for kids playing Cops and Robbers more so than one that once held legitimate prisoners.

The McRae jail was one of three jails built by the Civil Works Administration in August of 1934. It along with the jails at Beebe and Russell were the only jails in White County to be built with funds from the program. And luckily all three even though falling abandoned have been listed on the NRHP. With the McRae Jail being placed on the register on July 20, 1992.

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Bibliography

https://www.arkansasheritage.com/docs/default-source/national-registry/wh1719-pdf.pdf?sfvrsn=b90f9542_0

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Pat
Pat
4 months ago

I grew up in McRae and never knew this was here.I will go and check it out.

Judith
Judith
4 months ago

Looks exactly like the one room jail in Flippin, AR Marion Co.

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