Plumerville Jail

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Status: Abandoned
Photojournalist: John Rupp

This one room jail in Plumerville was built sometime around the early 1900s. This style of concrete “pour-in-place” construction was perfected around the 1910s in the midwest. It displays a sort of slanted roof shape, uncommon in other states like Kansas and Oklahoma’s tiny jails.

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Stan James
Stan James
16 days ago

I definitely wouldn’t call it abandoned, my dad uses it for storage to this day. It might be a good idea to let people know this is in someone’s yard. Did you receive permission before going in his yard to take pictures?

Steph James
Steph James
3 months ago

Heads up! It’s not abandoned at all! I wouldn’t go trespassing without permission!

merlin whitfield
merlin whitfield
3 months ago

should have jails like this today. no tv,ac etc, …bet crime rate would drop…

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