Home DescriptionInn at the Old JailKevin Shaw2020-04-02T11:22:56-05:00
Weird Homes Tour – New Orleans
You don’t have to break the law to visit the Inn at the Old Jail. Built as a jail and patrol station in 1902, this Queen Anne beauty also served as a library and community center. All this changed though when it was damaged and abandoned damaged by Katrina in 2005.
In 2013, homeowners Liz and Raul fell in love with the storied building and immediately recognized its potential. Inspired to create an Inn that would attract curious, adventurous and easy-going travelers, they bought the Inn at auction. Afterwards, they spent three years on a painstaking restoration. From scouring auctions for rare antiques and reclaimed architectural ornaments to preserving the 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. For those curious about history and interested in having a truly NOLA experience, make sure to visit the Inn at the Old Jail.
The home operates as a Bed and Breakfast. Book through their website.
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