The white County Jail building is now a part of the Grand County Museum Complex situated off of Highway 40 in Hot Sulphur Springs.
Kremmling based McQueary Construction restored windows, door and missing elements including the exterior walls back to the original stucco finish as documented in the Long-Hoeft Architects 1995 Restoration Plan.
In 1976 the jail was relocated from its original location behind the County Courthouse to the Grand County Historical Association’s museum grounds. The move included the building’s still intact distinctive interior steel strap cell. The jail also contains loconic historical prisoner produced graffiti, including melancholy drawings of various amorous persons. Historic plaster conservation was completed by Carmen Bria of the Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Art.
Museum Administrator Joe Kelly stands outside the restored jail on a sunny day in February, 2001.
For additional information about this project please contact the State Historical Fund at 303-866-2825.