Thursday, August 27, 2009

This Old Jail House

in the 1800s this building housed Newfane's jail and its hotel,
the hotel occupied one side, the jail the other.
prisoners received the same food as hotel guests.
some people went out of their way to get locked up.

13 comments:

JM said...

I would never say this used to be a jail house... Very interesting building.

Vogon Poet said...

And somebody was willing to stay in this hotel?

Anya said...

Its a very funny
but beautiful house/hotel.. :)

Sunny said...

Talk about Room Service!
Sunny :)

Malyss said...

Was the sheriff also the director of the hotel?..That way, he was sure to have clients on both sides of the building!Ü

Virginia said...

THat's hilarious. Lock me up , Officer!!! Please!
V

Jacob said...

Funny! Nice looking building with a great history.

I think there are some people today who would prefer being locked up than on the street.

Cezar and Léia said...

What a surreal story!
And ...people with the side of Jail, were they dangerous? LOL
or the other side could be too! LOL
This old house is so interesting!Thanks for this story!
Léia :)

Abraham Lincoln said...

It looks like a pretty nice building to me.

Thanks for visiting my Pick a Peck of Pixels and commenting on Baby Kitty.

Steffe said...

Ha ha, good story!

slim said...

Kind of like "upstairs" "downstairs".

Unfortunately the elements are conspiring against us, Brattcat. We won't be wandering to Brattleboro this Sunday. We appreciate your generous offer to show us around town . . . it would be fun to meet a fellow CDP blogger some day. -slim

Rob said...

How interesting! What is the building now?

brattcat said...

Hi Rob, the building houses the sheriff's department now. No more hotel.