Old NC Jail Takes Step Toward Historic Restoration

A North Carolina county is restoring a two-story brick jail to remember the antebellum past along the state's coast.

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Va., reported that workers last week finished detaching the old Currituck County jail from the historic county courthouse near the town's ferry docks.

A study estimates renovation costs at about $500,000 depending on the work done and whether the jail is restored to its original 1857 design.

Historical architects from Colonial Williamsburg say the jail replaced a wooden lockup that had holes large enough for the prisoners to escape through. The new brick jail was built with walls 3 feet thick and had small barred windows in each of the four rooms so that inmates would get fresh air.


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  • by realist on Apr 5, 2010 at 08:27 PM
    @ Neo. I agree. "Diversity", "Diverse" "Encourage minorities to apply". All of those sayings are racist against white people. Could you imagine the riots if the job listing said, "We encourage whites to apply" The more society feels the need to praise a certain group, the more racism and segregation there will be. "African American" meetings are allowed. "Black" churches are allowed. "Chinese churches are allowed, etc. WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THE SIGN SAID "WHITE CHURCHES"??? Segregation in any form is racism.
  • by Neo Location: Reality on Apr 5, 2010 at 05:45 PM
    But how could that be with such a wonderful diverse population? Everybody knows that diversity is the greatest strength any county, city, town, school or community could have. Dan Rather, Nancy Pelosi, Chris Matthews, Al Sharpton, barack obuma and all the other wonderful left-wing, utopian socialists in our government and mainstream media have taught us this through their devine wisdom. With all that diversity, what could you people be doing wrong? How is it that your tremendous diversity is not causing massive economic activity and cups that runneth over with wishful thinking..uh ..ah...I mean...you know diversity is the main ingrediant for all that is good....just what is your problem?!?!?
  • by Anonymous on Apr 5, 2010 at 09:28 AM
    They should do this to the old jail in Trenton, too. But Jones county doesn't even have enough money to change the bulbs in the traffic lights.
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