Original Acworth Jail (c. 1935)

(Acworth Cultural Arts)

The original Acworth Jail was built in 1935 for $3,000 ($60,346 in current dollars*) with assistance from the Federal Emergency Relief Administration. The new “escape-proof” jail contained six cells and housed the city council room. [1]

The building was in use as a jail facility until 1995 and still contains the original cells, and is listed as an historical landmark. [2]

The renovated building later housed the city offices of Downtown Development, Historic Preservation, and Tourism.[3]

The old Jail currently houses the Acworth Cultural Arts Center.

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1. Acworth Society for Historic Preservation, Inc.  Acworth.  Charleston SC, Chicago, Portsmouth NH, San Franscisco: Arcadia, 2003. p. 73.
2. Angela Chao, Old Acworth Jail Memorabilia. Acworth, GA Patch, March 11, 2011. https://patch.com/georgia/acworth/amp/431263 (accessed August 11, 2019)
3. Acworth Society for Historic Preservation, p. 73
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