Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Pulaski County, Arkansas, jail records, MS.516

A contract between the Pauly Jail Building and Manufacturing Company of St. Louis, Missouri, and Pulaski County, Arkansas, to build a new jail was signed October 2, 1885. On February 6, 1928, W.E. Lenon was appointed to supervise the razing of the jail and the construction of a new jail. Architectural plans were drawn by architects Thompson, Sanders, and Ginocchio. Construction proposals were received from companies that included W. Frank Ault, Herman and McCain Construction Company, J.H. Leveck and Sons, Stewart-McGehee Construction Company, Fred Parrott, and Gordon Walker. The contract originally awarded to Herman McCain was transferred to Gordon Walker on June 26, 1928. The final payment to Gordon Walker was approved December 29, 1928.

This collection consists of papers relating to the construction of jails in Pulaski County, Arkansas.

  • I. Specifications county jail
    • 1. 1885 October 2: Contract between the Pauly Jail Building and Manufacturing Company of St. Louis, Missouri, and Pulaski County, Arkansas
    • 2. 1885 October 3: Contract for Pulaski County Jail to be erected by Pulaski County at Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 3. 1887 October 22: The Pauly Jail Building and Manufacturing Company, Little Rock, Arkansas, to W.F. Hill, County Judge, Pulaski County, Arkansas
    • 4. 1887 October 22: Contract between the Pauly Jail Building and Manufacturing Company of St. Louis, Missouri, and Pulaski County by the County Judge and commissioners
    • 5. Undated: Specifications for four (4) steel-clad jail cells and corridor (exhibit A)
    • 6. Undated: Specifications for additions to Pulaski County Arkansas, jail doors (exhibit B)
    • 7. Undated: Specifications for the iron and steel work of Pulaski Jail by the Aetna Iron Works, Quincy, Illinois
    • 8. Undated: Specifications: for four steel-clad jail cells and corridor, for one steel-clad jail cell and corridor, and for doors, window guards, et cetera
    • 9. Undated: original general specifications for the Pulaski County Jail to be erected in Little Rock...as made by B.J. Bartlett, architect and commissioner
    • 10. Undated: Architectural drawing
    • 11. Undated: Architectural drawing
  • II. Re old jail
    • 12. 1873 March 14: Jail bond
    • 13. 1873 December: Petition Gordon N. Peay versus William S. Oliver as Sheriff and in his own right, and the Board of Supervisors of Pulaski County
    • 14. 1874 February 20: Petition Gordon N. Peay versus William S. Oliver, in his individual right, and as Sheriff and Collector of Pulaski County, and Pulaski County
    • 15. 1875 May 17: Report of the grand jury
    • 16. 1875 October 31: Report of the grand jury
    • 17. 1885 February 13: Deed to jail property
    • 18. 1877 October 22: The Pauly Jail Bulding and Manufacturing Company, Hot Springs, Arkansas, to W.F. Hill, County Judge Pulaski County, Arkansas
    • 19. 1888 January 13: James J. Ligon, to W.F. Hill, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 20. 1888 April 2: James J. Ligon, to W.F. Hill, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 21. 1914 December 7: E.F. Pace, Pace and Hall, Little Rock, Rock, Arkansas, to C. Evans, Pulaski County Jail, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 22. 1914 December 9: E.N. Davis, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Pulaski County Jail
    • 23. 1914 December 10: Nick Campbell, Arkansas Electric Company, to Evans, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 24. 1914 December 10: Electric Construction Company, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Judge Joseph Asher, County Jail, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 25. Undated: B. H. Crawford, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Clifton Evans
    • 26. Undated: Specifications for a stone wall to be erected around the Pulaski County Jail at Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 27. Undated: Proceedings of the Quorum Court
    • 28. Undated: Fragment
  • III. Papers re bond issue 1925
    • 29. 1925 June 24: Order of county court in re county debt
    • 30. 1925 June 25: Proof of printing
    • 31. 1925 July 8: Bid and acceptance of bid of I.B. Tigret Company for $350,000.00 bonds proposed to be issued by Pulaski County for funding purposes
    • 32. 1925 July 10: H.B. Chrisp, County Clerk, Little Rock, Arkansas, to members of the Pulaski County Quorum Court
    • 33. 1925 July 10: H.B. Chrisp, Little Rock, Arkansas, to members of the Pulaski County Quorum Court
    • 34. 1925 July 10: Order calling Pulaski County Quorum Court meeting
    • 35. 1925 July 10: Proof of printing
    • 36. 1925 July 16: In re order of the county court fixing the amount of indebtedness outstanding October 7, 1924
    • 37. 1925 July 20: Copy of transcript in circuit court in re bond issue
    • 38. 1925 August 1: Order to be entered by county court authorizing execution of bonds
    • 39. Undated: Miscellaneous list
  • IV. Papers re new jail
    • 40. 1928 January 13: Notice of meeting of Quorum Court
    • 41. 1928 February 6: Appointment of W.E. Lenon Commissioner of Public Buildings of Pulaski County to supervise the building, erection and construction of said county jail and razing of the present jail
    • 42. 1928 February 28: Appointment of the firm of Thompson, Sanders, and Ginocchio as architects to draw plans for the new jail
    • 43. 1928 April 26: Order approving contract of G.S. Thompson and approving plans or specifications
    • 44. 1928 May 21: W. Frank Ault, General Contractor, Little Rock, Arkansas, to W.E. Lenon, Commissioner, Little Rock, Arkansas. Construction proposal.
    • 45. 1928 May 21: Herman and McCain Construction Company, to W.E. Lenon, Commissioner, Little Rock, Arkansas. Construction proposal.
    • 46. 1928 May 21: J.H. Leveck and Sons, to W.E. Lenon, Commissioner, Little Rock, Arkansas. Construction proposal.
    • 47. 1928 May 21: Stewart-McGehee Construction Co., to W.E. Lenon, Commissioner, Little Rock, Arkansas. Construction proposal.
    • 48. 1928 May 21: Fred Parrott, to W.E. Lenon, Commissioner, Little Rock, Arkansas. Construction proposal.
    • 49. 1928 May 21: Gordon Walker, to W.E. Lenon, commissioner, Little Rock, Arkansas. Construction proposal.
    • 50. 1928 May 22: W. E. Lenon. Commissioner, Little Rock, Arkansas, to W.S. Rogers, County Clerk. Authorization to return bid checks to W.F. Ault, Stevlart-McGehee Construction Company, Fred Parrott, and J.H. Leveck and Sons.
    • 51. 1928 May 23: County Clerk, to W.F. Ault, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 52. 1928 May 23: County Clerk, to J.H. Leveck and Sons, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 53. 1928 May 23: County Clerk, to Fred Parrott, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 54. 1928 May 23: County Clerk, to Stewart-McGehee Construction Company, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 55. 1928 June 6: Bond
    • 56. 1928 June 11: Order re construction of new jail
    • 57. 1928 June 11: Report of commissioner re construction of new county jail
    • 58. 1928 June 11: Order re construction of new county jail
    • 59. 1928 June 11: Order re construction of new county jail
    • 60. 1928 June 11: Report of commissioner re construction of new county jail
    • 61. 1928 June 18: Proof of publication
    • 62. 1928 June 18: Proof of publication
    • 63. 1928 June 18: Proof of publication
    • 64. 1928 June 26: Report of commissioner re construction of new county jail
    • 65. 1928 June 26: Order re construction of new county jail, approving transfer of contract of Herman McCain to Gordon Walker
    • 66. 1928 June 26: Bond
    • 67. 1928 June 26: Order re construction of new county jail
    • 68. 1928 June 30: Quorum Count transcript regarding new county jail
    • 69. 1928 July 12: Bond
    • 70. 1928 July 16: Order re construction of new county jail
    • 71. 1928 July 16: Supplemental report of public building commissioner re construction of new county jail
    • 72. 1928 August 22: Order in the matter of building new jail to issue warrants to Gordon Walker
    • 73. 1928 August 28: Order in the matter of building new jail appeal of John Lester granted
    • 74. 1928 August 29: Transcript
    • 75. 1928 September 4: Order in the matter of building new jail for warrants
    • 76. 1928 September 4: Order in the matter of building new jail for warrants
    • 77. 1928 October 4: Certificate county jail warrants
    • 78. 1928 October 16: Order Nunc Pro Tunc with reference to employment of attorneys in the matter of building a new jail
    • 79. 1928 November 14: Certificate of estimate
    • 80. 1928 November 27: Order to issue warrant to Gordon Walker
    • 81. 1928 November 27: Certificate verifying signatures and seals on warrants
    • 82. 1928 December 29: Order final payment to Gordon Walker
    • 83. 1928 December 31: Order approving final report of W.E. Lenon, building commissioner
    • 84. 1928 December 31: Confirmation and approval of report of W.E. Lenon and discharge from duty
    • 85. 1928 December 31: Certificate verifying signatures and seals on warrants
    • 86. 1928 January 11: American Tar Products Company, Incorporated, roof guarantee bond
    • 87. Undated: Notice to contractors
    • 88. Undated: Bids for Pulaski County Jail
    • 89. Undated: Miscellaneous
    • 90. Undated: Card fragment
  • V. Papers re bond issue for new jail
    • 91. 1929 June 5: Order calling for special election in the matter of issuing county bonds to re-finance the new jail indebtedness
    • 92. 1929 June 8: Resolution concerning voting places for special general election
    • 93. 1929 June 15: Proof of publication
    • 94. 1929 July 8: Certificate of election results special bond election
    • 95. 1929 July 16: Order in the matter of issuing bonds to refinance the new jail indebtedness
    • 96. 1929 July 24: Proof of publication
    • 97. 1929 July 27: Order in the matter of refunding Pulaski County Jail warrants
    • 98. 1929 July 29: Owens and Ehrman, Attorneys at Law, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Judge W.F. Sibeck, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 99. 1929 August 1: June P. Wooten, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Judge W.F. Sibeck, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 100. 1929 August 3: Order in the matter of funding warrants issued for constructing a county jail
    • 101. 1929 August 6: Proof of publication
    • 102. 1929 August 16: Order in the matter of refunding Pulaski County Jail warrants
    • 103. 1929 August 16: Papers relating to the floating bonds to pay for the new county jail
    • 104. 1929 August 20: Order authorizing the issue of bonds
    • 105. 1929 August 20: Order accepting bid for bond
    • 106. 1929 August 20: Proof of publication
    • 107. 1929 August 26: Rose, Hemingway, Cantrell and Loughborough, Little Rock, Arkansas, to W.S. Rogers, County Clerk, Little Rock, Arkansas. Concerns county jail bonds
    • 108. 1929 August 27: Certificate of assessed valuation of all taxable property in Pulaski County for 1928
    • 109. 1929 August 27: Opening and closing orders of the county court from April 1, 1929, to August 24, 1929
    • 110. 1929 August 28: Papers accompanying Bankers Trust Company Funding Bonds
    • 111. 1929 August 29: Certificate of identification of signature and non-litigation
    • 112. 1929 September 3: Order in the matter of Pulaski County Jail warrants
  • VI. Old cancelled bonds
    • 113. 1859 July 1: $1000, Number 62
    • 114. 1859 July 1: $1000, Number 65
    • 115. 1871 August 15: $100, Number 6
    • 116. 1871 August 15: $100, Number 407
    • 117. 1871 August 15: $100, Number 411
    • 118. 1873 April 1: $100, Number 61
    • 119. 1873 April 1: $100, Number 99
    • 120. 1873 December 6: $25, Number 60
    • 121. 1873 December 11: $500, Number 163
    • 122. 1874 March 6: $500, Number 475
    • 123. 1874 October 16: $100, Number 996
    • 124. 1874 October 16: $500, Number 1000
    • 125. 1874 October 16: $500, Number 1002
    • 126. 1875 December 15: $100, Number 93
    • 127. 1875 December 15: $100, Number 88
    • 128. 1875 December 28: $500, Number 59
    • 129. 1875 December 28: $500, Number 5
    • 130. 1875 December 28: $500, Number 62
    • 131. 1875 December 30: $500, Number 116
    • 132. 1875 December 31: $25, Number 202
    • 133. 1878 September 23: $25, Number 82
    • 134. 1878 September 23: $100, Number 80
    • 135. 1878 October 1: $25, Number 99
    • 136. 1878 October 1: $100, Number 91
    • 137. 1878 October 1: $500, Number 86
    • 138. 1907 July 1: $1000, Number 17
    • 139. 1907 July 1: $1000, Number 18
    • 140. 1922 August 1: $I0,000, Number 5282
    • 141. 1922 August 1: $I0,000, Number 5283

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