Original Helix Jail

Helix, Oregon Historical Walking Tour

Original Helix Jail

Helix, Oregon 97835, United States

Created By: Lorin Kubishta


This small jail building was moved here from its original site (today, behind the Helix City Shop) after prisoners attempted to destroy it by burning the door off it. A new concrete jail was built to replace it and this building became Dr. McKinney's woodshed.

The building does not have a foundation and was built in the crib style where boards were laid face-to-face to form the walls.

The jail building is now a storage shed for a private residence.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Helix, Oregon Historical Walking Tour


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