Preliminary Investigation of Pensacola’s Colonial Jail

Author(s): Meghan Mumford

Year: 2014


The British occupation of Pensacola Florida resulted in the regularization of a ‘proper’ and formulized town plan with distinct locations for institutions. The Colonial jail, or public gaol, was an integral edifice in the early landscape of Pensacola. The British built the public gaol around 1765, and it operated as one of the few substantive brick buildings in the town that was subsequently used by the sequential Spanish occupants. This poster will explore the preliminary findings from the examination of the collection materials excavated by the University of West Florida in 1986, in an effort to better understand this institution’s role in colonial Pensacola.

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Preliminary Investigation of Pensacola’s Colonial Jail. Meghan Mumford. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 437417)

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PaperId(s): POS-99,06