Sandwich, Illinois: Ladies Room Jail Cells

The City Hall and Opera House in town have transformed the city's old jail cells into ladies' rest rooms.

Sandwich Opera House/City Hall

Address:
140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich, IL
Directions:
Sandwich Opera House/City Hall. US Hwy 34 into downtown, then one block north on Pearl St.
Hours:
Business hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
815-786-2555
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Ladies Room Jail Cells

Built in 1876, the Sandwich Opera House/City Hall is in the National Registry of Historic Theaters. Proud civil servants in the City Hall are happy to show you around. Be sure to ask to see the ladies' room! Originally it was the local jail: iron bars still hang in front of the stalls and 120-year-old graffiti by past prisoners is still carved in the walls . There's also a tunnel under the stage -- the only way to get to the opposite side of the theater until a backstage was built in the 1980s.

[KathyB, 01/02/1999]

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