Ben Hill County Jail

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Ben Hill County Jail
Ben Hill County Jail, Fitzgerald, GA, US.jpg
Ben Hill County Jail is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Ben Hill County Jail
LocationPine St., Fitzgerald, Georgia
Coordinates31°42′50″N 83°14′59″W / 31.71388°N 83.24986°W / 31.71388; -83.24986Coordinates: 31°42′50″N 83°14′59″W / 31.71388°N 83.24986°W / 31.71388; -83.24986
Arealess than one acre
Built1909
Built byManly & Lamon Construction Co.
ArchitectMacEachron, J. Reginald
Architectural styleRomanesque
MPSCounty Jails of Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, and Turner Counties TR;Georgia County Courthouses TR
NRHP reference #82002383[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 26, 1982

The Ben Hill County Jail is a historic building in Fitzgerald, Georgia, located on Pine Street. It was built in 1909 in the Romanesque style, the first jail in the 1906-created county, it was designed by J. Reginald MacEachron, selected by a design competition in which 14 architects submitted proposals for the county's courthouse and jail. It is two stories high on a raised basement, it originally had an elaborately corbeled battlemented tower, but it was shortened between 1920 and 1935. The south entrance leads to the sheriff's living quarters which was used by the sheriff and his family until the 1950s, it was used until not too long before 1982.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Haley Blanchard (c. 1982). "Georgia Architectural and Historic Properties Survey-Inventory: Ben Hill County Jail". National Park Service. Retrieved January 17, 2017. with eight photos from 1981

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