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Kendall County Jail

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1884. Next to the Courthouse
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

This three-story jail from the Pauly Jail Building Company of St. Louis appears to be just two stories tall. Built of local rock-faced limestone, the first-floor walls are braced by prominent buttresses and rise to a continuous sill course, above which the upper walls step back. The tall windows of the upper walls conceal the reality of a two-story jail cell block within. The jail in Fredericksburg ( NB47) is strikingly similar, although not attributed to the Pauly Company.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


What's Nearby


Gerald Moorhead et al., "Kendall County Jail", [Boerne, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 204-204.

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