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Catalog Number 2008.010.055
Object Name Print, Photographic
Title 1914 Jefferson County Jail second floor cells
Date 1956
Description Black and white photograph of two jail cells located on the upper floor (Second) of the Jefferson County Jail located at 1601 Washington Avenue in Golden, Colorado. This photograph was taken in 1956 after the escape of Kostal and Watson who were incarcerated in these two jail cells while awaiting trial for kidnapping. Kostal and Watson led authorities on a wild chase through Golden until recaptured by Sheriff's Deputies. The jail bars were made of rounded steel, a step up from the interlacing slats found in the previous 1878 jail. Rounded bars prevent sawing. Both cells were accessed by a Folger Adams jail key. The next jail built in 1958 was designed to take Folger Adams keys as well as individual and mass automatic locking mechanisms. The photograph depicts double bunking, a sign that indicates overcrowding conditions.
Copyright All rights belong to Golden History Museums, City of Golden without restriction.
Collection Permanent-Dennis L. Potter
Credit line Golden History Museums, City of Golden, Dennis L. Potter Collection
Caption 1914 Jefferson County Jail second floor cells
People Dennis, Orville
Enlow, Carl
Hess, Samuel L.
Kostal
Watson
Search Terms 1914 Jefferson County Jail
Jefferson County Jail
Jefferson County Sheriffs
Jefferson County Sheriffs Department