Ellicott City Jail Preservation
Howard County
A countywide historic preservation organization

Ellicott City Jail

Ellicott City Jail

Historic Significance: Also referred to as Emory Jail or "Willow Grove," the Ellicott City Jail was constructed in 1878. This Romanesque revival structure is a unique architectural landmark.

Threat: Demolition

C urrently used for storage, the building has been stripped of much of its classic ironwork and fittings. A ‘temporary’ roof which replaced the architecturally correct slate roof is still in place. This building, in the heart of the designated historic district, has great potential for adaptive reuse, but is in decline from years of neglect and sporadic use.