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!"