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Old Calaboose Jail

409 W. McDaniel, Springfield, MO

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The old jail was built in 1891 and is the oldest existing structure owned by the City of Springfield. x A new jail was built in 1924 and the Old Calaboose continued to be used as a holding facility into the 1960s.

x The jail doesn't face the street, the back does, so this is the view of the back of the building. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in November 1980.

Photo(s): 2016



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xDid You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned lanes are still there.