Stamford Village Had a Jail?
By Karen Cuccinello
September 9, 1897 Roxbury Times- The Stamford village “lock-up’’ in the rear of the post office and next to the Methodist church, will be ready for the steel cages next week The question now is—“who will be the first drunk to be locked?” It is to be hoped that it may prove useless. It will be a good joke of our city fathers if everybody keeps sober, and avoid the stigma of “getting his foot in it.’’—Stamford Mirror.
The post office/jail was at 84 Main St. then got moved to 94 Main before 1904 to make way for the firehouse/post office, built in 1905, that is now the village office.
This is the only article I found about a jail. Has anyone else heard of a jail? Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos from the Stamford Village Library history room.