Watertown condemns old jail that housed antique shop
Published: May. 18, 2023 at 3:21 PM EDT
WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - The old Watertown jailhouse that was home to an antique shop for years has officially been condemned.
A routine fire inspection conducted by the city’s Bureau of Code Enforcement concluded that the Coffeen Street building had no electricity or heat.
As a result, codes deemed the structure unfit to house a commercial business and Old Jail Antiques was officially closed.
On Thursday, some of the contents of that shop were stacked outside.
The building was once Jefferson County’s jail.
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