Erie County Jail / Sandusky Library

Erie County Jail / Sandusky Library (HM2MFG)

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N 41° 27.191', W 82° 42.64'

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The Erie County Jail was built in 1882-1883 in the Gothic style.
Constructed of blue limestone, the $45,750 facility featured 26
cells, the sheriff's residence, and boasted then modern innovations
including chrome steel bars and safety mechanisms. A number of
city and county jails existed in the city during Sandusky's early
years; however, this building stood
the test of time
was used until replaced
by a modern facility in 1990. Sheriffs
their families lived in the residence until 1972, when it was converted to office space.
The Erie County Jail
was listed on
the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. In 2004, the
building was incorporated into the newly renovated and expanded
Sandusky Library.

A library has existed to serve Sandusky's citizens since 1826. Beginning
with the Portland Library and growing through the years, Sandusky's
library found its ultimate caretakers in a group of local women
who started a fund to build a new library. Built with the aid of
a $50,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie, Sandusky's Carnegie Library
was dedicated on July 3, 1901. Designed by New York architects
D'Oench and Yost in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, the library was
built of locally quarried limestone. The building was listed on
the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. In 2004 a renovated

was dedicated,which incorporated the former Erie County Jail
building and almost tripled the facility's size.
Year Placed2015
Placed ByThe William G. Pomeroy Foundation, the Sandusky Library, and The Ohio History Connection
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 357117 N 4590478
Decimal Degrees41.45318333, -82.71066667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 27.191', W 82° 42.64'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 27' 11.46" N, 82° 42' 38.4" W
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