Posted 11 months ago
Saved from the Melting Pot.
About a year-and-a-half ago, I attended a country estate sale. One of the items I noticed was this approximately 100 year old jail door that I was told came out of an old Yuba County jail. The wife of the gentleman conducting the sale told me it was going to the metal scrap yard to be melted down if he didn't get rid of it. I hate seeing history destroyed, and being an "accumulator" vs a collector I had to save it. So I shelled out the pricey $25.00 she asked for it, called my son and asked him to get a few of his buddies to help me load-up & un-load this 250 pound piece of history.
I'm still working on obtaining the real history of this door.
The 4th photo is of the Williamson County Jail in Texas, built in 1888, that has a exterior door like this one, except it has a left-hand swing instead of a right-hand swing like mine.
In a couple months from now, I will post some photos of what I have done with my piece of history.
I put this under tools & hardware since it does have locks (wish I had the keys) & door handles on it.
Thanks for looking,