Jefferson Market Courthouse in New York

A Love Affair with a Landmark in Manhattan: An Arresting Drama in Greenwich Village. [Opinions expressed are the views of OLD JEFF unless attributed to other - - potentially less-reliable - - sources, i.e., newcomers who have not been around since 1832 on Sixth Avenue.]

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Jefferson Market Jail Welcomes Mae West

On February 9, 1927, actress Mae West was arrested, fined, and jailed overnight in Jefferson Market Prison on Sixth Avenue and West 9th Street in Manhattan.
The play Courting Mae West covers these true events during the 1920s.

There is much more to come. . .


Illustration by artist Michael DiMotta
Jefferson Market.