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Georgetown in Clear Creek County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Old Town Jail

1883

 

— Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District —

 
Old Town Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert L Weber, June 22, 2010
1. Old Town Jail Marker
Inscription.  The town of Georgetown built this small stone jail in the summer of 1883, using steel cells donated by the county. Built at a cost of $700, the stone jail was known for awhile as the "Hotel de Barr," after town Marshall Barr and for the "vertical window decorations."

The building provided short-term accommodations for the occasional inebriate, brawler, and stray dog. The jail contains two cells and a watchman's area, and the same padlock that prevented escape in the past still secures the building.

Clear Creek County now owns the old jail. When the county built its new courthouse in 1976, the jail was moved to this site, in order to insure its preservation.
 
Erected 2007 by the Town of Georgetown & Historic Georgetown, Inc. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
 
Location. 39° 42.363′ N, 105° 41.883′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Colorado, in Clear Creek County. Marker is on 5th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown CO 80444, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Old Town Jail and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert L Weber, June 22, 2010
2. Old Town Jail and Marker
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old County Courthouse, 1868 (within shouting distance of this marker); John Tomay Memorial Library 1924 (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Temple, 1892 (within shouting distance of this marker); Commemorating the Historical Importance of the Georgetown Mining Region (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fish Block, 1889 (about 300 feet away); Monti and Guanella Building, 1867 (about 400 feet away); Teal Building, 1875 (about 400 feet away); Kneisel and Anderson Store, 1892 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Old Town Jail and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert L Weber, June 22, 2010
3. Old Town Jail and Marker
A Second Marker Mounted on the Jail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert L Weber, June 22, 2010
4. A Second Marker Mounted on the Jail
Landmark 3
Old Town Jail
circa 1870

An early style of incarnation for
the unruly. Both man and beast
Main Street Georgetown image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert L Weber, June 22, 2010
5. Main Street Georgetown
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2010, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,009 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 28, 2010, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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May. 18, 2022