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The 1859 Jail, Marshal?s Home and Museum is a historical place in Independence, Missouri. Conceptualized by architect Asa Beebe Cross of Kansas City, these two structures are the examples of his earliest examples of workmanship. The structure served its purpose according to its name; it jailed outlaws and criminals in the area. It is made of huge limestone jail cells, situated at the back of the Marshal?s home. The structure was witnessed to a lot of history including difficult times during the wars between Free State and pro-slavery groups.

In 1907, when the jail was still in operation a brick jail was added to the structures. Here some of the most notorious criminals are held prisoner for their crimes. Today the museum is open for guided tours where tourists can enjoy the preserved Marshal?s home and the jail house. It is maintained by the Jackson County Historical Society.
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