The county jail's steel-barred windows and stout orange brick walls atop a gray granite foundation discourage escapes. Neo-Romanesque touches include the round-topped windows and arched doorways, red sandstone trim, and the corbeled corner roof turrets. With an eye toward the likely expertise of the anticipated clientele, the city spent $25,759 for an interlocking pushbutton cell system and a steel cross-grid in the concrete floors, all of which remains. Some, including inmates of this antique prison, have suggested converting it to a gambling parlor. Matthew Lockwood McBird, the son of Denver architect Matthew John McBird, may also have designed buildings for the Woods brothers, who founded Victor. When replaced by a new facility in Woodland Park, this became a jail for sale.
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Teller County Sheriff's Office and Jail
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