SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — If it weren't for the sign out front, or the black bars on the windows, you may miss this piece of history in Southport.
The old brick building at the corner of Nash and Rhett Sts served as the Brunwick Couny Jail from 1904 until 1971. Today, it's not just the "old jail", it's also home to the Southport Historical Society. The organization helped to restore the building to its original condition over the last decade.
The museum takes you back in time to the turn of the century, and showcases a lot of the infamous history that occured there. Some of the highlights include: a typical living quarters which was home to the jailer, the booking book, and the restored bullpen.
The jail is typically open Wednesday and Saturday afternoons for tours.
For more information, visit the Old Jail's website: http://www.southporthistoricalsociety.org/projects/the-old-jail