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Sold Has an old jail! Circa 1880. One acre in Vermont. $149,000

November 9, 2020

The old jail is so interesting! This was built in 1880. It is located on .94 acres in Guildhall, Vermont. This was the jailers residence and the old prison cells are attached to the house. The interior of the main home has original hardwood floors, original woodwork, and wainscoting. The jail was discontinued in 1969, but the cells and jailers office still remain. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,190 square feet. $149,000

Contact Jennifer Allen with Lisa Hampton Real Estate: 603-631-0365

From the Zillow listing:


Historic home built in 1880 on the Village Green in the quaint town of Guildhall, Vermont. You are welcomed into this 4 bedroom home from the covered front porch overlooking the village green into the updated kitchen with an electric stove that is a replica of an antique cook stove, large island, stainless steel refrigerator and dishwasher. There is ample cupboard and counter space along with a walk in pantry. There is so much character throughout this home from the wainscoting along the walls and the cornices on the ceilings which is featured in the dinning room, main entryway and living room. Large windows allow for lots of natural light. To finish off the main level there is a 3/4 bath, office, and unfinished mudroom. On the 2nd floor there are 4 bedrooms, a 3/4 bath, laundry area and attic access. Many recent renovations to the house over the years including radiant floor heat in most of the first level, insulation, some replacement windows, chimney, newer heating system, and the dormer has been repaired over the jail. This home is situated on nearly an acre of land offering a large private back yard for gardening, and a detached barn with plenty of additional storage. The main house served as the Jailer’s residence and attached to the north wall of the house is the former Essex County Jail (discontinued in 1969). The Jail still exhibits the original prison cells with barred windows & the Jailers Office. Bring your own ideas on what this 28′ x 40′ wing could be!


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