Tioga County Jail
The “County Jail” which adjoins the Sheriff’s House was built in 1911 and housed prisoners for over eighty years. At the time of construction, it was state-of-the-art with features like a central locking system for the cells. This building was part of Bruce’s 1997 purchase and presented a real challenge since the cell work was structural and needed to be retained. When the renovations were completed in 2001, the result was a theme restaurant which was featured on the Today Show in August 2003. Upstairs in the restaurant there is an original cell with graffiti on the wall. There are also three residential units which retain some of the bars and slate floors of the original jail.
Jailhouse restaurant for an evening out
Kitchen in a current jailhouse residence
For lunch on the front porch