Did I discover an ancient fortress in the wilderness? Well, not exactly, as if you look closer, you see that this castle has cinder blocks in its windows and doors.
The Vine Street Workhouse was the old jail for the city of Kansas City, which I had the opportunity to visit over the Memorial Day weekend.
Located on the near east side of the city, it sits in a veritable forest of overgrown trees and underbrush.
The good news is that the jail has been been mothballed and the owner is actively seeking to find a buyer for the property.
It’s a stunning building, though slightly smaller in real life than I thought it was by looking at pictures on-line. A railroad runs right by the site, further confirming that this is no long lost medieval castle.
I was impressed by this gigantic weed; does anyone know what it is?