Carbon City Jail - Carbon, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 16.279 W 098° 49.678
14S E 516202 N 3570521
Quick Description: No longer in use, the old Carbon calaboose stands just northeast of the US Post Office at 1 Main St, Carbon, TX.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 7/10/2018 7:22:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMYQB9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 2

Long Description:
The calaboose is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, and a 2013 Texas Historical Marker provides some background:

During a jailbreak, Carbon's 1905 jail was destroyed, resulting in the need for a more substantial calaboose. Built in 1921, this unadorned square plan building is composed of reinforced concrete walls and a steel door. The structure had no lights or heat, and was intended as temporary holding until prisoners were transferred to other cities. The building often stood vacant, and during WWII it was used for occasional scrap drive collections. Local brides and grooms were sometimes locked up on their wedding nights. Today the jail is a rare surviving example of a once-common building type in Texas towns.
Address:
1 Main St
Carbon, TX USA
76435


Open to the public: Yes

Hours:
Daylight hours


Fees?:
None


Web link: [Web Link]

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