|City/Town: • White City|
|Location Class: • Jail|
|Built: • 1911 | Abandoned: • N/A|
|Status: • Abandoned|
|Photojournalist: • Jeff Maddox|
In 1907 the first instance of White City’s needs for a jail was published, and again in a 1909 paper. It seemed White City was almost desperate for a lockup to hold those that stepped out of line. By 1911 their prayers had been answered and it was finally time for a jail to be built in White City. Built of cement as a single cell bastile with two barred windows. Some stories depicting the calaboose and its prisoners are included below:
White City Register January 1917 – Marshal Helms had seven men in the calaboose Monday night. Oh no. They hadn’t been behaving unseemingly, they were just poor wayfarers who wanted a place to sleep where the cold wind would not lash them continually. It’s not so easy to be [homeless] in this zero weather.
Gallery Below of White City Jail
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