Carthage Jail Restoration
Carthage, Illinois


Client: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Type: Build to Design
Boise Idaho Temple

The restoration of the Carthage Jail included under pinning the existing structure with new foundations, removing exposed electrical wiring, and upgrading the entire jail with new electrical and mechanical systems in concealed false walls. Comtrol's superintendent hand carved new wood window mullions and dividers, to restore the windows to their original state. Seismic rods were run through the roof the length of the jail; Comtrol had the original steel stars cast that tie these rods together. This project was completed under budget, which allowed the Church to have the local masons re-point all of the masonry.