National Register of Historic Places in Douglas County

Gardnerville Branch Jail 2 March 2016
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National Register #03000415
Gardnerville Branch Jail
1440 Courthouse Street
Built 1910

The jail remains in its original location, as an excellent example of turn-of-the-century jail architecture. The steel cages, using large hasps and padlocks, locked in the prisoners for the night. The bullpen was in front of the cells, with its wood stove for the prisoners' daytime use, and a vent over the main door for the exchange of summer air. The plain, thick, reinforced cement walls kept the prisoners from digging through the barriers as they had in Genoa's brick jail.

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