Historic Jail

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 22 May 2019 in Architecture and Portfolio.

This plain brick building is the historic jail of Caswell County. It was built in 1906 just a few hundred feet (about 100m) behind the fancy courthouse shown yesterday. I suppose the economy wasn't as good after the Civil War, plus security, not beauty was the goal here.

SONY SLT-A77V 1/400 second F/9.0 ISO 400 36 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

I think, this buildings are even beautys today. Brickstones looking always better then cement walls. I like this iron gates. Good capture.

22 May 2019 5:12am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

You always know how to find places that have personality and originality and beautiful textures

22 May 2019 5:22am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

That's look so ...a jail door . Superb framing of it .

22 May 2019 6:04am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Une restauration s'impose

22 May 2019 6:40am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Ah, jail ! Excellent texture of the iron door. I'm glad I was not inside.

22 May 2019 9:23am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

They still paid enough attention to put an elegant arch in though

22 May 2019 11:57am

Don from Spokane, United States

It’s interesting how part of the step has eroded away.

22 May 2019 12:55pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A strong looking door, yet the steps are crumbling.

22 May 2019 12:56pm

Mvdfotokraam from Netherlands

Good to see this strengh door

22 May 2019 2:24pm

Devi from Chennai, India

The bricks and the iron door and window look great too...But jails always give rise to sad feelings !!!

22 May 2019 3:11pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

wow, an impressive structure

23 May 2019 1:51am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A great view of this reinforced door. I don't think anyone could get out of there!

23 May 2019 1:55am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great choice to fill the frame with the facade and its standout mortar joints!

23 May 2019 2:02am