Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Charles Street Jail

The Charles Street Jail was closed in 1990 and acquired by neighboring Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The X-shaped jail building has been totally renovated and re-christened as the luxury four star Liberty Hotel. The Jail's historical facade of gray Quincy Granite has been kept and a few of the original jail cells have also been restored and are supposed to be on view in the hotel lobby area. Enlarge the photo and you will see that bars on the window have been kept to enhance the flavor of the original building. How Disneyesque of the developers. Spend a night in Jail with bars on the windows, all for only about $400 a night.

2 comments:

NorthBayPhoto said...

Great photo and information!

Yikes, $400/night for a former jail cell!! Now there is the crime!

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Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

Liberty Hotel sounds so stupid, doesn't it? "Old Jail Hotel" would've matched the Disneyesque theme a lot better. ;)