Berkeley County Jail (demolished) - Moncks Corner SCThe County's Second Jail
Project type: Military and Public Safety, Penal Facilities
Designers: J. D. Benson
Quality of Information: Very Good
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The building was the county police headquarters and 40-bed capacity county jail from 1938 until 1993 when it was razed to make way for a 220-bed facility.
This image is from the Jimmy Cornelius Stone Collection. I cataloged this collection as the Oral History and Digital Projects Librarian for the Berkeley County Library System. In researching background information, discovered it was a New Deal site.
References: Monck's Corner, Berkeley County, South Carolina by Maxwell Clayton Orvin, 1951. Berkeley Boasts New County Jail, April 3, 1938, News & Courier, Charleston, S.C.
Project originally submitted by Ramona L. Grimsley MLIS MBA on January 10, 2021.
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