Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Old Stone Jail/ Window Views

The Old Stone Jail, Beaverton, Ontario

This is among the oldest surviving stone buildings in Beaverton, Ontario, probably built around 1850. It's now part of a museum but was originally placed near the town's hotels, likely because itinerant workers and tourists were the trouble makers - certainly not the local townspeople. (wink, wink)


Front and one side of the Beaverton Old Stone Jail

Barred window - there are three on each side of the jail

See more Window Views...and Doors Too... by clicking HERE.


24 comments:

George said...

This certainly is a well-preserved building. It would be nice to visit, but that would make me a tourist and hence a trouble maker!

Small City Scenes said...

Well at least you weren't on the inside looking out. those old jails were meant to last so no one could break out. Haha!! MB

Leora said...

Would not want to spend the night in there. Nope, prefer my own bed. No trouble making from me.

Jientje said...

I also prefer to stay out of trouble!

Paulie said...

Interesting old building!

You might want to check your word at the title. . . I was trying to figure out what a widow had to do with it.

Naturedigital said...

..Wow more beautiful photographs of the beautiful stone building of the jail..
It was made strong..
Good thing to shoot the photographs from the outside.
Have a nice day.
Costas

Manang Kim said...

It looks like it's a very strong building even if it is more than a century old. Happy Wednesday!

ABC Wednesday~M

Marie said...

What a lovely building. These stonehouses are gorgeous. Thanks for all your comments on my Carpe Diem and my 365 photo blog. Comments make my day. Have a nice evening.

Patti said...

I'll be good so I don't have to go there either!

Nice stone.

Rose said...

Oh, my, wish that was my studio, without the bars of course...though on second thought, with my sewing machines, they might not be a bad idea. haha Nah, I wouldn't want them, but I love stone buildings of any kind.

Photo Cache said...

I'm glad it's still standing there today. If walls could talk, eh?

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

EG: Love the bars in the windows, reminds me of the old westerns when they would rip them out to escape jail.

Marice said...

those photos for some reason creates a lot of sad stories! thanks for sharing!

u may view mine here

maryt/theteach said...

EG, you are an excellent photographer not a wing nut! :)

Jacob said...

I'm also surprised at the condition of this building. It's been around a long time. Cool photos, too!

Glad to know that the "proper" folks never created any problems up in them thar parts!

Craver Vii said...

It looks rough, but I hear the basement is quite lavish.

VioletSky said...

And each cell has its own window? Luxury!

Lorac said...

The stone is so worn and beautiful! Great pics EG!

Shelle said...

i love old buildings, but it's funny thinking about it now....i couldn't imaging actually having to do jail time, it must have been freezing in those days.

Jama said...

It's good that such historic building is still around!

tinasphotoblog said...

Lovely stonebuilding but I prefer a hotelroom, hi hi!
And yes you can come for a rhubarb pie anytime!!!

cieldequimper said...

If those walls could lament!

Rebecca said...

I love this building! It is right up my alley.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

What a fabulous old structure - the stories it could tell! Thanks for sharing.

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