Last night some of us were looking at the old pictures that Dave Taylor has at his Events Center. One of them is of a parade scene in Oskaloosa and looks back to the west from the corner on which the Presbyterian Church stands. A small structure that is visible on the southeast corner of the courthouse square was pointed out and it was said by someone that that structure was the original jail, the one that was before the old 2-story brick building on the east side of the square. But someone else was of the opinion that the structure was for a public well or cistern and said that there was a well or cistern on each of the four corners of the square. I recall seeing somewhere an old map or drawing that put the jail on the northeast corner of the courthouse square, meaning it was not going to be seen in this particular photograph because of the structures along the north side of Jefferson Street and the east side of Delaware Street. Jefferson Street being the main east-west thoroughfare through town, I wouldn't think the jail would have been located on either the southeast corner or the southwest corner of the square. What do you think we were looking at in that old photograph? Rick Nichols.