Old Columbia County Jail
Old Columbia County Jail was built around 1920.
Backstory and Context
The building is faced in cream-colored brick with a terracotta hipped roof, and also features multiple arches & porticoes, with elaborate details like gargoyle heads on the portico, a stone string course with shell detailing above each window and decorative medallions above the string course.
This historic building was used as a jail for 70 years but is now privately owned. The new owner is in the process of redeveloping the old jail into a boutique hotel that will serve residents and visitors to Magnolia’s historic downtown district.
National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form, United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service