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The old Edmonds City Jail, and a jailbreak


Last updated 11/19/2018 at Noon

Maybe life was a lot simpler 80 or so years ago when the population of Edmonds was more or less 2,000 souls. Most of the news back then often seemed a lot more fun. Even the stories of happenings at the local jail were mostly amusing.

If you have ever visited the Edmonds Historical Museum, located in the old Carnegie Library building at 118 Fifth Ave. N, you probably have learned that back in earlier times, the Edmonds city jail was in the basement of the library building for many years.

Actually, the jail cell is still there – although its only purpose now is to amuse museum visitors....

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