Join us for our second trip to investigate the historic Crown Point Jail & Sheriff's House.
Crown Point was established in 1840 as the county seat of Lake County. The first permanent sheriff’s residence and adjoining jail was built in 1882 at its present location, 226 South Main Street, at a cost of $24,000. The jail measured 36’ by 48’ and contained six steel cells for males, four for females, and strong steel corridors.
Around 1908, this jail was replaced with a 50’ by 120’ structure, and in 1928 another addition was made that extended the length of the jail through the block to East Street.The last sheriff
to live in the house was Jack West. After 1958 the house was used as offices for the sheriff’s department until 1974. The house has remained empty since that time. In 1987 interest in restoring the facility grew and the Old Sheriff’s House Foundation, Inc. was formed the next year. The Old Sheriff's House and Jail was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989 and the property was acquired in 1990 and restoration plans began.
Many spirits still roam the halls of this jail & home, which includes James "Fur" Sammons (alleged to be a notorious hit man for Al Capone) was known throughout gangland circles as a psychopath. He was a career criminal from the age of 16 until he was arrested for the last time on November 6th 1933 while intoxicated in Cedar Lake, Indiana. He became a 'resident' of the Old Lake County Jail on November 6th 1933 until his conviction on November 31st of that same year.
On March 3, 1934, a young gangster named John Dillinger proved it to be otherwise when he made his daring escape.
Dillinger was arrested in Tucson, Arizona in January of that year for a bank robbery in East Chicago that resulted in the death of Detective William Patrick O'Malley. He was extradited to Indiana on January 28th and placed in the Lake County Jail in Crown Point.
Legend has it that Dillinger carved a gun from a piece of wooden washboard others say he acquired a real gun (the story varies) and forced a trustee and others to lock up 14 jailers including the Warden and a fingerprint expert. With a fellow prisoner and two hostages, he made his escape over the state line into Illinois in the sheriff’s car that was being serviced in a garage north of the jail. The hostages were released unharmed. On July 22nd of that same year, Dillinger was shot and killed by FBI agents outside the Biograph Theatre in Chicago. Also during our last visit, Dillinger was contact.
Remember--Crown Point is one hour behind us, they are on Central Time.  We highly recommend that you purchase event protection insurance in case something happens that you cannot attend the event.
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