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Rockville Home Tour scheduled for Saturday

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The second jail built in Parke County, the Old Jail Inn -- owned by Debra Ackerman and Tony Winn -- is now a bed and breakfast and coffeehouse.
ROCKVILLE -- The annual Rockville Home Tour will take place from 1-6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4.

Tickets and maps are available at the Art Gallery on the north side of the square in Rockville. Tickets are $8 with early sales discounted to $7.

For more information, call 1-765-569-9422.

Gallery hours are daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (except closed on Tuesdays) and Sunday, from 1-5 p.m.

All five places are very different and unique.

All proceeds will go toward the gallery and scholarship fund.

The Old Jail Inn was a dream project for owners Debra Ackerman and Tony Winn.

It is an inn and coffeehouse designed for a big city atmosphere in a small tourist setting.

They spent four months completing the jail renovation, two weeks for the garage and 27 days to revert the building to the north to its original interior.

A total of 380 gallons of paint was used on the projects. This was the second jail in Parke County.

The 137-year-old building will welcome visitors to the upstairs living quarters where many sheriffs lived.

However, the loft apartment has been renovated recently.

It is decorated in earth and oceanic colors. Pottery is used as an accent in the loft.

The bed was designed and built by an architect from the University of Illinois.

The downstairs' colors reminds one of the institution where many prisoners spent time: White and black reminding us of the bars and correctional orange for an accent.

The downstairs is a bed and breakfast with nine rooms, two suites with private baths, two fancy rooms and five rooms that dare people to get a glimpse of incarcerated living.

The adjoining coffeehouse is a recycler's dream of "found" antiques.

Many of the decorative pieces were purchased from the Saturday sale barn auction.

Because recycling is important to the owners, all appliances were bought used.

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