Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Birdseye View of the 1892 Jail

This photo appears to have been taken from the same vantage point as the photo of the new (In 1959) parking lot in last Wednesdays post. This would soon become the site of the two level "Butterfly" lot that replaced the old Lane County Jail at 8th and Oak. In this shot taken from the clock tower of the old Court house we can see the backside of the jail, the Tiffany building to the right and the old U.S. National Bank across 8th St. The back of the Smeede Hotel is at the far right above the brick building with the Coca Cola advertisement painted in the side.

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