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Old McLean County Jail Undated

Old jail house, undated.

The view here is from the corner of Madison and Monroe streets, downtown Bloomington, looking southwest. That’s the fifth jail in McLean County’s history. It opened in 1882 and closed on March 1, 1977. It was torn down in the 1980s. Today this site is … what else but a parking lot!

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History


Brenda Troyer Harness8/24/19 11:36pm

Was the Jail formerly on Madison and Monroe constructed only to be a jail or was it previously a residence?

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