Old Monroe County Jail

City/Town: Monroe
Location Class: Government
Year Built: 1891
Year Abandoned: 1988
Status: Abandoned
Photographer: James Kirkendall

The old two story Monroe county jail is located in the county seat of Clarendon Arkansas. It features an art deco architecture and was constructed by Pauly Jail Manufacturing of Saint Louis Missouri in 1891. Due to federal regulations the jail inmates were eventually transferred to the new facility across the street in 1988. The old jail is now currently vacant and is a significant historical landmark of Clarendon as the oldest standing county building of Monroe County.

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