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Inn at the Old Jail

Posted on Sep 28, 2018 by in 2018 New Orleans Weird Homes, All Weird Homes | 0 comments

You don’t have to break the law to visit the Inn at the Old Jail. Built as a New Orleans police jail and patrol station in 1902, this Queen Anne beauty became a library, then a much-loved community center before it was damaged and abandoned in the 2005 flood.

Homeowners Liz and Raul Canache fell in love with the storied history of the Old Jail in December of 2013 and immediately recognized its potential. Inspired to create an Inn that would attract curious, adventurous and easy-going travelers, Raul and Liz bought the Inn at auction and spent three years on a painstaking restoration. From scouring auctions for rare antiques and reclaimed architectural ornaments to preserving the jail’s original historic bones, no detail was overlooked.

From the start, Liz and Raul wanted the Inn at the Old Jail to pay homage to the NOPD. Both the rooms and public spaces salute the city’s brave men and women in blue, some of whom worked at the Old Jail in the 70s and 80s or were killed in the line of duty. For those curious about history and interested in having a truly New Orleans neighborhood experience make sure to visit the Inn at the Old Jail.