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Morgan County Courthouse & Jail

Morgan County

In the midst of the Great Depression, the county commissioners took advantage of a federal construction grant from the Public Works Administration (PWA) to match county funds toward the erection of a new courthouse to replace a 1907 building. 

A photo of the building in black and white with tower in the center and stairs leading up to the entrance in the middle and vertical protrusions on the walls on either side.

Morgan County Courthouse & Jail (2001 photograph.)

The 1936 courthouse is a good example of the Art Deco style and an important work by the major Colorado architect Eugene G. Groves.  During the lean Depression years, Groves stayed busy completing commissions on several PWA-funded projects.  The 1921 jail replaced the original 1898 facility.  The property is associated with the New Deal Resources on Colorado’s Eastern Plains Multiple Property Submission.