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Old York County Gaol, Lindsay Road, York Village, York County, ME

Old York County Gaol, Lindsay Road, York Village, York County, ME

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Summary

Significance: Traditionally built in 1653 and reputedly the oldest public building in English America, the Gaol, although evidently an 18th century construction, is nevertheless of major significance as a very early surviving American jail with many original fittings intact. The building was declared a National Historic Landmark on November 24, 1968.
Survey number: HABS ME-10
Building/structure dates: after. 1890- before. 1900 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1720 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 68000016

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Howells, William Dean
Jannell, Eleanor E
Goiran, Philip
Dana, Sally
Kingsbury, Martha
Myers, Denys Peter
Reeves, F Blair
Benninger, Christopher C
Jahncke, Davis L
Boucher, Jack E, photographer
Hubbard, Allen L, photographer
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Location

Admiralty Village43.14017, -70.65580
Google Map of 43.14016609999999, -70.6557979
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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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