Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Reservation For One...

This is the original jail for the Germantown community, which can be seen at Oaklawn Garden, the home of Harry and Becky Cloyes. You can see photos of Mr. Cloyes here.

The Cloyes are lifelong Germantown residents, and for years have graciously opened their gardens to those who enjoy seeing their beautiful azaleas and other plantings, and also their extensive collection of Germantown artifacts. They still live in the lovely home on the property (built in 1854...I'll show you that soon), and have generously bequeathed their home and land to the city so that future generations can continue to enjoy this very special place.

I will be posting another artifact in Mr. Cloyes' collection tomorrow, for Theme Day.

12 comments:

Dan said...

Glad I was never a resident in that place. Seems so brutal by today's standards of justice and punishment. We can probably learn something from the past!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

If we made ALL jails like this I bet things would calm down! :)

Rambling Round said...

Looks like a cage for a wild animal! How neat that they have this relic.

Aubrey said...

I don't know why exactly but I find this place so cute and so funny. Thanks for sharing.

Jim said...

Put it right in town with a sign of what the person did. That will teach the evil-doers.

Kate said...

A Jail? When I first saw it, I thought it would be great for storing gardening equipment. Looks like they found a good spot for it!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I really, honestly, thought it was an air conditioned privy or outside toilet. I looked at the solid panel and front and thought that was a modesty panel. To my total surprise I read your post and learned it was a jail. LOL

George Townboy said...

Very cool!! You always have something great to share!

Halcyon said...

Was this a real jail or just a joke?

Glad I've never been in trouble with the law!

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

I followed the link and looked at the photos. It says there that this jail was in a tin building under the water tower and that in 1967 it was still in use! Unbelievable.

Professor said...

This is great! I love bits of history like this one!

ptowngirl said...

Would never guess it was a jail! I do like the color though!

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