LECOMPTON JAIL

On an adjacent lot to the historic Constitution Hall in Lecompton, Kansas stood a small stone jail from the late 19th century. The wood framed roof was collapsing, and the stone walls were in bad need of tuck-pointing. The jail was on private property and it became clear that it would not be restored and made open to the public where it was. We were hired to move the jail about 75 to the property of Constitution Hall. We dismantled the existing structure, documenting each component with photos and drawings. Each stone was numbered and its location measured. A concrete foundation was poured at new location to replace the deteriorated existing below grade stone. Above grade, the original stone was re-laid, and the existing door frame, door and jail bars were re-installed. The roof frame was repaired and a new split cedar roof installed.

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ROCKHILL and ASSOCIATES, 1546 E350 RD, LECOMPTON. KS 66050, phone:785-393-0747, DAN@ROCKHILLANDASSOCIATES.COM