If you look carefully you can see the Jailhouse in the lower left-hand corner of this postcard. It shows the location of the Opera House as it once stood at the corner of Dayton and Winter streets
This is how the Jailhouse appeared in 1990. For a brief period it housed the "Midwest Exchange", a barter program conceived and executed by Antioch College during the Great Depression. In the area to the rear of the structure there still exists a concrete pad and pedestal which supported the first electric sub-station for the village.
GoTo... Mid-West Exchange
This historic building was built in 1878 and in use as the town jail until 1929. There were two jail cell located at the rear of the first floor. All that remain of the cells are some of the barred windows.
We've heard that previous incarnations of the cottage at 309 Union Street included a "Tin Shop" and a "Thrift Exchange".