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Wyoming County Jail

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1929. East of Wyoming County Courthouse

The county jail, sited on the same level terrace as the courthouse, is one of the state's most architecturally imposing prisons. Three stories tall, clad in quarry-faced ashlar, it has an emphatic belt course between the first two floors, visually creating an English basement with two stories above. A handsome arched pediment graces the entrance door in the central, threebay pavilion.

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S. Allen Chambers Jr.
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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Wyoming County Jail", [Pineville, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WV-01-WY2.

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