HISTORIC KINGSBURG JAIL

History

In October of 1924 the city council of Kingsburg started taking bids to replace their old jail that was built-in 1874. For a bid of $3,098 the Anton Johnson Company won the rights to build the building. 

In October of 1924 the city council of Kingsburg started taking bids to replace their old jail that was built-in 1874. For a bid of $3,098 the Anton Johnson Company won the rights to build the prison. Six months later the jail was completed and the $3,000 was paid. The jail ceased to exist in the earl 1970’s and it wasn’t until March of 2008 that it was given to the historical society and restored.

The jail itself is no bigger then 25 x 25 feet square. There are a few murals painted on the exterior of the jail, one showing the inmates escaping and one on the front of the jail with an old sheriff.

Physical Address:

2321 Sierra St. 

Kingsburg, CA 93631

Mailing Address:

PO Box 282

Kingsburg, CA 93631

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