Jail House


Address: 119 Beckett Lane, Morrison, 80465

Built in 1884 by William Beckett, aided by Mr. Crosser. The jail was completely enclosed and is now just a room in the house. Mr. Palmer lived in the house until his late 70s and had spent 30 years building it from reclaimed material. All inside and outside walls are solid wood and are insulated with from 6" to 24" of spun glass taken from old refrigerators and stoves. All floors are made with hard oak. It is today an ingenious example of recycling, economy and practicality, which is typical of our Morrison pioneer ancestors.
Quad Map/Date: Morrison, 1965 (1980)
Sec/Town/Range: S35, T4S, R70W
Elevation: 5755
Source: Morrison Historical Guide - research by Lorene Horton, 1975.
Last Modified: Mon, December 3 2012
 


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