HISTORIC PEARCE JAIL, PEARCE, ARIZONA
Highway 191, Pearce, Arizona (Pearce-Sunsites, about 85 miles south of Tucson)
One of three jails on Arizona’s Ghost Town Trail (the other two are in Courtland and Gleeson), this old jail stands near a companion building known as “the generator building.” Built around 1915 at a cost of $615.45, it has two cells. It was built of layers of poured concrete reinforced by rebar and has a flat roof. Two iron doors and ten-inch thick walls kept the building secure, while six windows provided some ventilation. The jail was used as a holding facility until the mid-1930s. The Old Pearce Preservation Association funded construction of the fence and a plaque.
More information: Historic Pearce; (520) 678-2874