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Lincoln County Jail, East side of Federal Street (State Route 218), North of Main Street (U.S. Route 1), Wiscasset, Lincoln County, ME

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Lincoln County Jail, East side of Federal Street (State Route 218), North of Main Street (U.S. Route 1), Wiscasset, Lincoln County, ME

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Summary

Significance: Built for $6,000, in 1809-1811 as principal penitentiary in the state, capacity of 40 prisoners, operated until 1953. The granite for the building, quarried at the mouth of the Sheepscott River, prevented extensive remodeling.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-43
Survey number: HABS ME-82
Building/structure dates: 1809- 1811 Initial Construction

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Date

1933 - 1970
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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Lincoln County Cultural & Historical Association
Keune, Russell V
Replogle, James M
Swilley, Robert H
Robinson, Cervin
Reeves, F Blair
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Location

Wiscasset (Me.)44.00289, -69.66558
Google Map of 44.0028921, -69.665583
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Source

Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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