Dodge jail joins National Register of Historic Places

pramati@macon.comJune 14, 2013 

The Dodge County Jail has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, the Georgia Trust For Historic Preservation announced Friday.

The jail, located at 5100 Courthouse Circle in Eastman, was built in 1897 and still retains its original plans and materials. It was constructed to serve as a jail and sheriff’s residence.

The building represents an evolution in jail architecture to buildings that were considered to be modern in their day, and it retains its stark steel cells and prison hardware. The building served as the county’s jail until 1973.

The National Register is America’s official list of historic buildings, structures, sites, objects and districts worthy of preservation.

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