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Old City Jail

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c. 1880. Behind 713 8th St., south side of alley between Edison and San Juan aves.

Best seen from the alley, the first town jail retains its telltale 2-by-6-inch board walls and iron bars. This one-story calaboose later became the city animal pound and is currently used for storage.

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Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Old City Jail", [Alamosa, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-AL04.

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