Tombamento Municipal

8 – Primeira Cadeia (First jail)

20 de Setembro street (Old Antiga Rua da Conceição), on the corner with 15 de Novembro street (Antiga Rua da Cadeia).

This building belonged to Maria Francisca da Conceição, who lent her name to the old street Conceição. There, the first jail was built in 1832, because the construction of the permanent building had yet to be completed. Due to the presence of the jail, the side street was called Jail street.

The building is on the corner of the street with residential profile. It has openings in straight lintels, hipped roof with tiles and Galbo cloak-and-channel. The openings to the 20 de Setembro Street have been changed.

This building is protected by the Local Heritage.