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Bristol Historical and Preservation Society Museum (Bristol County Jail)

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Bristol County Jail
1828, 1859. 48 Court St.
  • Bristol Historical and Preservation Society Museum (Bristol County Jail) (Richard W. Longstreth)
  • Bristol Historical and Preservation Society Museum (Bristol County Jail) (Richard W. Longstreth)

Built of tough, random-coursed ashlar masonry, this rather stern Greek Revival jail was discreetly tucked onto a back street when it was built in 1828, replacing its 1792 predecessor. In 1859 a granite cell block was added. The Bristol Historical and Preservation Society has been here since 1959, and the cell block is open to the public as a museum.

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Author: 
William H. Jordy et al.

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