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Location DB > United States > Ohio > Roseville > Roseville Jail
Roseville Jail
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created by NickSan on 8/24/2005 10:22 PM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 10/25/2022 2:27 PM
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This was a satellite property of the State prison system, producing bricks for the system. Prisoners with good behavior could be sent here to this medium security facility to work. It housed up to 300 working prisoners.

There is a handful of people who have had success with the owner and family, and rec'd both guided and unguided tours. However the Google Machine reveals COUNTLESS tales of the opposite and are greeted with a shotgun with order to leave, and no interest in hearing your intentions. It seems the key is interested in history, but for personal and non-profit reasons, and reaching out in advance. BUT -even still you will likely be turned away. For profit photags and ghost hunters will most definitely be barked off the property. The owner also owns the property across the street, so even stopping and snapping a couple quick shots will most likely get you promptly confronted.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Occupied private property
Accessibility: Difficult
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information

Roseville, Ohio
United States
Owner: Robert Gebhart
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • Owners do NOT like looky-lous - expect to be greeted with a shotgun
  •  Interesting Features
    Guard towers.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • part-time guard
  • wooden boarding
  • Owners live on property, and watch closely!!
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1927
    Closed: 1966
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • long pants / sleeves
  • towelettes
  •  Recommended Equipment

    The Roseville Prison was built in 1926. It operated for twenty years, from 1927 through 1933 and later from 1952 through 1966. The medium security prison housed about 300 inmates. The inmates worked in a brick plant located at the facility. They were capable of producing 30,000 bricks each day.
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     Future Plans
    The wife of the owner has passed, but her vision was " to refurbish the two houses that formerly housed Roseville State Prison wardens and use the surrounding grounds to park flatbed trucks for an Illinois-based trucking company".

    There does not appear to be any activity with the "abandoned" buildings, but the owner does use the property for storage for his trucking company. He, along with children and grandchildren live on the property.
    Intense dude
    Sun, Feb 22nd, 2009
    posted by I am the Bear

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    Doing Time
    Wed, Aug 24th, 2005
    posted by NickSan
    9 pictures
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    3 hots and a cot
    Mon, Aug 21st, 2006
    posted by YellowSnow
    17 pictures
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    Rana X. Photos
    Tue, Feb 3rd, 2009
    posted by Rana X.
    3 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 10/25/2022 2:29 PM.

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  • on Oct 25 22 at 14:29, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Oct 25 22 at 14:27, Emperor Wang changed the following: Description
  • on Oct 24 22 at 14:46, fr00tCake changed the following: Description
  • on Oct 24 22 at 14:44, fr00tCake changed the following: Owner, Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy, History, Year Built, Year Closed, Status, Accessibility, Hazards, Interesting Features, Security Measures, Media Coverage, Future Plans, Description, Web Links
  • on Feb 23 09 at 0:11, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Feb 22 09 at 23:20, I am the Bear updated a story
  • on Feb 22 09 at 23:20, I am the Bear updated a story
  • on Feb 22 09 at 23:18, I am the Bear updated a story
  • on Feb 22 09 at 23:08, I am the Bear changed the following: Hazards, Security Measures
  • on Feb 4 09 at 5:52, Steed validated this location
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    You must log in for this feature to work.Roseville for Salexc_rocker320989/3/2008 3:58 AM by FlorenceCrew
    You must log in for this feature to work.Roseville Prison PhotosGuard_dog117984/17/2006 2:16 AM by Roseville_Guard_Dog
    You must log in for this feature to work.Roseville Prison Future PlansRoseville_Guard_Dog116474/17/2006 2:18 AM by Roseville_Guard_Dog
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