Sheriff’s Office (Reconstructed)

This is a Reconstruction of an 1881 adobe building which stood in Globe. The thick clay, sand and straw walls regulated heat and kept the inhabitants cool in summer and warm in winter. Note the depth and strength of the walls. The original building was a combination of sheriff’s office, jail, and courthouse for the circuit judge who probably visited about once a month.

The Maricopa County Supervisor and Sheriff of Maricopa County built the jailhouse and obtained the original, old Maricopa jail bars and beds in 1971. The jailhouse was reconstructed from a glass plate photo of the original Gila County Courthouse.

Note artifacts which include (in the office): gun rack, wanted board, roll top desk and chair; (in the cells): 2 sets of bunks per cell (3 tiers to a bunk), slop bucket.