New Jail Door
Much progress has been made since we organized and raised the funds necessary to begin restoration. We hope you will take time to revisit this wonderful structure and see the progress that has been made.
The new steel jail door between the cell block and the jailor’s office was fabricated by Oz Wichman and the Peavine Pickers, who donated the materials and their labor. New River Masonry from Fallon performed the installation.
Plans for future include restoration of the hallways and courtroom. When the structural work and the stairways are completed, we hope to use the courtroom for public events. Future plans also include the restoration of two offices with period furniture depicting the era of the late 1800’s. Some rooms will be lest as they are to preserve graffiti.
For members who have not taken a recent tour of the courthouse, a highlight is to visit the Sheriff’s Office to see the collection of artifacts and items from the Belmont area given to the courthouse by the late Henry Berg, a local resident who was a gatherer of historical items.