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Town Jail
Philippolis, Free State

Date:1872
Type:Gaol
Style:Eclectic ZA Wilhelmiens
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
30°15'50.01" S 25°16'18.46" E Alt: 1385m

The town jail was built in 1872 and served as a jail for 70 years. It was subsequently converted into a police station and several changes were made such as the repurposing of jail cells into charge offices. The SANDF (South African National Defence Force) used the jail as an army barracks from 1972 to 1982. The jail was abandoned from 1982 until 1998 when it was restored and turned into a bed and breakfast guest house. (Wikipedia)