THE MAYCOMB JAIL. The Maycomb jail is located near the northwest corner of the town square in the most distinctive looking building in the town. It is a narrow, two-story structure that must have looked something like a tiny castle, "a miniature Gothic joke one cell wide and two cells high." It looked "hideous," according to Scout. The jail
was wedged between Tyndal's Hardware Store and The Maycomb Tribune office.
THE EWELL HOUSE. Bob Ewell, the present head of the family that has "been the disgrace of Maycomb for three generations," lives with his children in a house located near the Quarters, where most of the town's African-Americans live.
Maycomb's Ewell's lived behind the town garbage dump in what was once a Negro cabin.
The house had four tiny rooms which opened into a "shotgun hall." The Ewells "gleaned" through the dump each day, and apparently left many of their retrieved items in their dirty yard. On one side of the yard, however, daughter Mayella proudly displayed her
brilliant red geraniums, cared for as tenderly as if they belonged to Miss Maudie Atkinson...