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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.
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.
 
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.
By Robert L Weber, June 22, 2010
2. Old Town Jail and Marker
markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Teal Building, 1875 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cornish House, 1892 (about 400 feet away); Forbes Building, ca. 1869 (about 500 feet away); Hamill House Museum (about 500 feet away); McMurdy-Snetzer Building, 1869 (about 500 feet away); The Story of the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels (approx. 0.6 miles away); Argentine Central Railway (approx. 1.6 miles away); Berthoud Pass (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Old Town Jail and Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
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.
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 938 times since then and 29 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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Nov. 30, 2020