Cass County Jail
The Cass County Jail was built directly behind the Cass County Court House at Third Avenue South between Ninth and Tenth Streets. The Court House, built in 1906, is shown in the postcard to the upper right. The jail, built in 1913, can be seen behind the court house. It was designed to hold 65 inmates. The jail was remodeled in 1975 and expanded (via bunkbeds) to double inmate capacity.
In June 2000, ground was broken for a new jail on Fargo's south side. The new jail was dedicated in August 2002. In the spring of 2003, it was decided to raze the old jail building. The pictures below show the demolition. In several pictures, the old Cass County Sheriff's building can be seen.
These photographs were generously provided by Everett Brust. Thank you.