Dubuque in Dubuque County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Old Dubuque County Jail
Old Jail Museum (1857)
Visit the Old Mail Museum
The Old Jail Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Old Jail Museum is also available for field trips, group visits and private functions at any time by appointment.
Receive a discount when purchasing Old Jail Museum tickets in conjunction with the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium or the Ham House Historic Site.
Admission is free to members of the Dubuque County Historical Society. Group rates are available.
Location. 42° 30.076′ N, 90° 39.891′ W. Marker is in Dubuque, Iowa, in Dubuque County. Marker is on Central Avenue (U.S. 52) north of East 8th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on the east side of Central Avenue, midway between East 8th Street and East 7th Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 720 Central Avenue, Dubuque IA 52001, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Francis Rague (a few steps from this marker); Grand Opera House Methodist Chapel (approx. ¼ mile away); Five Flags Theater (approx. ¼ mile away); Iowa's First Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Fourth Street Elevator" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dubuque Shot Tower (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dubuque.
More about this marker. Marker is a large, painted metal signboard hanging on a metal frame.
Regarding Old Dubuque County Jail. National Register of Historic Places (1972). National Historic Landmark (1987). The Old Dubuque County Jail building currently houses the Dubuque County Veterans Affairs offices.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Old Dubuque County Jail
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1. Dubuque County Jail. The Dubuque County Jail, completed in 1858, is an example of the uncommon Egyptian Revival style. It is architecturally a highly original work of John (Submitted on November 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Dubuque County Jail. The structure is an outstanding example of the Egyptian Revival style; it exemplifies the antebellum penal reform movement in the United States. The stylistic rarity and its intrinsic architectural merit make the Dubuque County Jail a highly significant cultural monument to America’s architectural history. (Submitted on November 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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