LeRoy Jail

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Year Built: 1910's | Year Abandoned: N/A
Status: Abandoned
Photojournalist: Michael SchwarzEmily Cowan

The first LeRoy jail was built in the early 1900s most likely of wood. The jail then was burned down in December of 1910. A new jail was built, this time of concrete to prevent the same disaster from happening again.

Here is a story of a man that was arrested and confined in the first LeRoy jail:

The Iola Register 23 Oct. 1903, Peter Weimer, a farmer 70 years old, who lives in LeRoy, shot and killed the 2-year-old child of M.S. Slagle at his farm this afternoon. Weimer is a widower and Slagle and his wife take care of the place. The men got into a dispute this afternoon about some matter connected with the farm. Weimer drew a revolver and fired at Slagle, but missed, the bullet striking the child. Weimer was arrested and brought to the LeRoy jail where he will be confined pending trial.


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