Old Town Jail

Old Town Jail (HMQB3)

Location: Georgetown, CO 80444 Clear Creek County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 42.363', W 105° 41.883'

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— Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District —

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.
HM NumberHMQB3
Marker Number3
Year Placed2007
Placed ByThe Town of Georgetown & Historic Georgetown, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 11:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 440159 N 4395365
Decimal Degrees39.70605000, -105.69805000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 42.363', W 105° 41.883'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 42' 21.78" N, 105° 41' 52.98" W
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Area Code(s)303
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 605 Argentine Street, Georgetown CO 80444, US
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