KINGSTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — How would you like to own a home that has plenty of history—including a jail cell?
The former Kingston Town Hall on Green Street, built in 1841, was slated to be demolished several years ago. It has since been completely refurbished, and is now on the market for $799,000 as a single-family home.
It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large kitchen and dining space "designed for entertaining," hardwood floors, and huge windows, but also some unconventional features. Since the Town Hall housed the police station, there's an old jail cell.
It's even on the National Register of Historic Places, and overlooks the Town Green.
Realtor Christine Ciavarro told WBZ NewsRadio's Jim MacKay the Greek Revival's history as the center of the town government has been preserved. There are
"It has working safes, there are five in the building, they all still work," she said. "I think it's really incredible when you come in and you stand here and you think who was here before us."
Ciavarro has a personal connection, since she and her mother are Kingston residents.
"She remembers it when she was a little girl, and how it was such a beautiful building," she said.
WBZ NewsRadio's Jim MacKay reports