Lake County Sheriff's House & Jail, Crown Point

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Lake County Sheriff's House and Jail, also known as the Sheriff's House, is a historic jail and residence located at 226 South Main Street in Crown Point, Lake County, Indiana. It was built in 1882, and is a two-story, Second Empire style brick building. It has a three-story projecting tower and a mansard roof. It features a one-story, flat roofed porch with Tuscan order columns added about 1890. The building remained in use as a residence until 1958 and as a jail until 1974. The building is maintained and open to the public by the Old Sheriff's House Foundation.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 4, 1989. It is part of the Crown Point Courthouse Square Historic District.

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  • It was a good time with great tour guides. They made it fun with all if the ghosting equipment. We did hear some voices on EVP.  more »
  • Rick Waid lead a packed house along with the staff.There was tons of activity being from EVP's to full body apparitions. The staff was absolutely amazing and shared their fun equipment with use. Like....  more »
  • Infamous jail that once housed John Dillinger. we took a tour which was very interesting. really enjoyed it. Crown Point is such a nice little town.
  • The tour was fun and you can't beat the price!

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