San Bernardino, California: First Jail in Southern California

A small, rusting metal cube, nine feet square, built of riveted boiler plate. Has lettering on it: "First Jail in S. California, 1852."

San Bernardino History Central

Address:
796 N. D St., San Bernardino, CA
Directions:
San Bernardino History Central. The jail is on the south side of W. 8th St. just west of its intersection with N. D St. It sits inside the fenced compound of the Heritage House, and might only be accessible during House tours.
Hours:
Sa 10-2 (Call to verify)
Phone:
909-885-2204
Admission:
Free
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Hoosegow.

First Jail in Southern California

A small, rusting metal cube outside of the San Bernardino Historical and Pioneer Society has lettering on it: "First Jail in S California, 1852."

[S Winston, 06/12/2017]

The tiny hoosegow is nine feet square, built of riveted boiler plate, weighing two tons. It was moved by forklift to its current spot in 2004.

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