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Kendall County Jail

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1884. Next to the Courthouse

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.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Kendall County Jail", [Boerne, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-NB19.

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

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

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