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House (Clinton County Jail)

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Clinton County Jail
1852, Anthony Kleckner, contractor; 1871–1872, Charles Shuster Wetzel. 350 E. Church St.

Built by a contractor in 1852, the jail was enlarged by 1872 with two western bays by Charles Wetzel, an architect from Danville in Montour County. The exterior walls are brick covered with rough-cast stucco and finished with contrasting cut stone quoins. The hallmarks of the Italian Villa style are here in the groupings of round-headed windows, the dentiled eaves supported by brackets, and the three-story hipped-roof square tower. Today the building is a private residence, which suits it well since the design is more like a town house than a jail.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


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Lu Donnelly et al., "House (Clinton County Jail)", [Lock Haven, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 430-430.

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