About the Old Jail
The Mohave County Jail was built between 1909 and 1910 by the Pauly Jail Building Company of Missouri. Established in 1856, this is the oldest single family-owned correctional facilities contractor in the United States.
The jail is one of the oldest cast in place concrete structures in Kingman. John Mulligan, the primary contractor for construction of the Brunswick Hotel and Hotel Beale, was contracted for the concrete work.
Upon completion it was proclaimed the most secure jail in the territory. Features included metal plate floors in the cells.
This is one of last free standing territorial era jails in Arizona. It remained in use until 1965 when a new jail was completed in the basement of the courthouse.