Clark County Historical Society

In The 1897 Jail House Museum

Neillsville, Wisconsin

Presented by The County Historical Society

. The original architectual rendition of the Clark County Jail
. . House as it appeared in the Neillsville Times, February 23, 1897.

Neillsville's first jail was built in 1866 and its second in 1881. In 1897 a third and more substantial jail was built and housed beautiful living quarter for the sheriff and his family. The total construction cost was $15,000 and over 209 cords of brick were used. The LaCrosse architecture firm of Stozle & Schick were the designers. The castle-like structure, with its turrets, juts up three stories and is one of the most unique in the state with its fortress-like architecture. This formidable Clark County jail was place on the National and State Historic Register in 1978 and is operated by the Clark County Historical Society.





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