Horst gives tour of old jail, sheriff’s office


Former sheriff and current Highland County Commissioner Tom Horst, center, led members of the Highland County Historical Society on a tour of the old Highland County jail and sheriff’s offices Thursday evening. The facility was completed in 1895. The historic stone structure, located adjacent to the Highland County Court House in uptown Hillsboro, now houses the offices of Highland County Prosecutor Anneka Collins. Horst led visitors to an old jail cell that showed the cramped quarters that four inmates had to share, and described the structure’s architecture and elaborate woodworking evident on various floors. Sheriff Donnie Barrera, visible upper left, also attended the tour, and both Horst and Barrera recounted stories from when the structure was in use as a jail and sheriff’s office, which also served as living quarters for the sheriff and his family. The structure was designed by Joseph W. Yost, whose work included about 230 courthouses, public buildings and institutional structures in Ohio and West Virginia before he relocated to New York and designed the Grace building, the Guardian Life Insurance Building and the Morris Hunts’ Tribune Building, among others.


Former sheriff and current Highland County Commissioner Tom Horst, center, led members of the Highland County Historical Society on a tour of the old Highland County jail and sheriff’s offices Thursday evening. The facility was completed in 1895. The historic stone structure, located adjacent to the Highland County Court House in uptown Hillsboro, now houses the offices of Highland County Prosecutor Anneka Collins. Horst led visitors to an old jail cell that showed the cramped quarters that four inmates had to share, and described the structure’s architecture and elaborate woodworking evident on various floors. Sheriff Donnie Barrera, visible upper left, also attended the tour, and both Horst and Barrera recounted stories from when the structure was in use as a jail and sheriff’s office, which also served as living quarters for the sheriff and his family. The structure was designed by Joseph W. Yost, whose work included about 230 courthouses, public buildings and institutional structures in Ohio and West Virginia before he relocated to New York and designed the Grace building, the Guardian Life Insurance Building and the Morris Hunts’ Tribune Building, among others.

Former sheriff and current Highland County Commissioner Tom Horst, center, led members of the Highland County Historical Society on a tour of the old Highland County jail and sheriff’s offices Thursday evening. The facility was completed in 1895. The historic stone structure, located adjacent to the Highland County Court House in uptown Hillsboro, now houses the offices of Highland County Prosecutor Anneka Collins. Horst led visitors to an old jail cell that showed the cramped quarters that four inmates had to share, and described the structure’s architecture and elaborate woodworking evident on various floors. Sheriff Donnie Barrera, visible upper left, also attended the tour, and both Horst and Barrera recounted stories from when the structure was in use as a jail and sheriff’s office, which also served as living quarters for the sheriff and his family. The structure was designed by Joseph W. Yost, whose work included about 230 courthouses, public buildings and institutional structures in Ohio and West Virginia before he relocated to New York and designed the Grace building, the Guardian Life Insurance Building and the Morris Hunts’ Tribune Building, among others.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_horst-historical-jail2.jpgFormer sheriff and current Highland County Commissioner Tom Horst, center, led members of the Highland County Historical Society on a tour of the old Highland County jail and sheriff’s offices Thursday evening. The facility was completed in 1895. The historic stone structure, located adjacent to the Highland County Court House in uptown Hillsboro, now houses the offices of Highland County Prosecutor Anneka Collins. Horst led visitors to an old jail cell that showed the cramped quarters that four inmates had to share, and described the structure’s architecture and elaborate woodworking evident on various floors. Sheriff Donnie Barrera, visible upper left, also attended the tour, and both Horst and Barrera recounted stories from when the structure was in use as a jail and sheriff’s office, which also served as living quarters for the sheriff and his family. The structure was designed by Joseph W. Yost, whose work included about 230 courthouses, public buildings and institutional structures in Ohio and West Virginia before he relocated to New York and designed the Grace building, the Guardian Life Insurance Building and the Morris Hunts’ Tribune Building, among others.
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