Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Old City Hall


Sierra Madre's first City Hall was located in a very small office, with minimal furnishings, in the Kersting Block.  The second city hall (above - now referred to as the "Old City Hall") was completed in 1927, and opened in 1928.  The City Hall housed the police and fire facilities, as well as the city's administrative offices.  The large windows to the left of the building were originally the large firehouse door(s).  Presently, the building houses businesses, as well as the Jailhouse Inn, a bed and breakfast located in the old city jail and which, at 200 square feet, is known for being the smallest hotel in the United States.  Their motto is "It's a crime not to stay here!"

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  1. great motto! funny, a bed and breakfast in the jail....the old jail mates could never have predicted that!

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    1. Yeah - isn't that something else? :)

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  2. Gosh, I'd love to stay at the Jailhouse Inn, what a hoot! I love the look of the architecture (and the sunny skies!:)

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    1. I'll post another picture of it one day soon - they have an amazing mural on the side of the building!

      I love the architecture of this building too. I worked in the building once, a looooooong time ago. The secretary to the big boss had an office right outside the old jail but, at the time, it was all closed up. I was dying to see in there!

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  3. I know this place....hooray!!!! So neat. Would love to stay there.

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    1. Definitely neat! I noticed on the website that the "breakfast" portion is that you get the breakfast of your choice from Corfu Restaurant, across the street. Way cool!

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