An architectural preservation group has announced they are looking for ways to save the old Martinez Jail.
The original Contra Costa County jail was built in 1944, they said, and while its doors have been shuttered for years, they are hoping to prevent it from being demolished.
According to a report by the Martinez Gazette, the foundation spearheaded an effort to preserve the structure in late-October; the event included wine, food and conversation.
Foundation leaders have confirmed they’re looking for ideas that could be used to save the 114-year-old jail.
The demolition of the building was scheduled to take place in late 2015, but the City Council obtained a two-year extension. If it is taken down, the plans are to use the land to construct a new county administration building.
Anyone who is interested in helping with the jail preservation efforts is encouraged to reach out to the Architectural Preservation Foundation of Contra Costa County.
Original article: Architectural preservation group event centers on saving Old Jail