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The Jail / Robert Mills

Lancaster County

 

—Built 1823 —

 
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By Michael Sean Nix, October 28, 2009
1. The Jail / Robert Mills Marker
Front side
Inscription.
[Marker Front]:
The Jail
Lancaster County
Built 1823
This is the "gaol" that Willis W. Alsobrook contracted to build for Lancaster District "…agreeable to the plans and specifications signed by Robert Mills…." In 1868 Lancaster District became Lancaster County and this structure became the Lancaster County Jail.

[Marker Reverse]:
Robert Mills
of Charleston, South Carolina, Civil and Military Engineer of his state, was America's first native born, professionally-trained architect. He is best known as the designer of the Washington Monument.
 
Erected 1958 by Waxhaws Chapter-Daughters of the American Revolution. (Marker Number 29-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 34° 43.092′ N, 80° 46.32′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, South Carolina, in Lancaster County. Marker is on West Gay Street 0.1 miles east of South French Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster SC 29720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Leroy Springs House (about 300 feet away,
The Jail / Robert Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 28, 2009
2. The Jail / Robert Mills Marker
Rear side
measured in a direct line); Lancasterville Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away); Franklin Academy / Oldest Continuous Public School Site in Lancaster County (about 600 feet away); Lancaster County Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (about 600 feet away); Lancaster (about 800 feet away); The Springs Block (about 800 feet away); Thomas H Davis (about 800 feet away); Lancaster County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Courthouse Lancaster County / John Simpson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lancaster & Chester Railway (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
Also see . . .  Lancaster County Jail. The 1823 Lancaster County Jail is a significant example of Robert Mills architecture and reflects his innovative ideas on the proper construction of penal institutions. The jail is a stuccoed brick building of three stories with Palladian style stone quions and stringcourses. It features a gable roof,
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By Brian Scott, March 21, 2016
3. The Jail / Robert Mills Marker
iron grates, first floor windows and doors within recessed arches, and gable parapets with coping and a raised center section (Submitted on October 30, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Jail / Robert Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 21, 2016
4. The Jail / Robert Mills Marker
National Historical Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 21, 2016
5. National Historical Landmark
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By Brian Scott, March 21, 2016
6. The Jail / Robert Mills Marker
The Jail and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 28, 2009
7. The Jail and Marker
Lexington County Jail image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 21, 2016
8. Lexington County Jail
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By Brian Scott, March 21, 2016
9. Lexington County Jail
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By Brian Scott, March 21, 2016
10. Lexington County Jail
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By Brian Scott, March 21, 2016
11. Lexington County Jail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 769 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 30, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 5, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   7. submitted on October 30, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on June 5, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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