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Old Gillespie County Jail

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1885, C. F. Priess and Brothers, builders. 117 W. San Antonio St.

The two-story limestone jail is executed in blocks of rock-faced stone. The building's street facade is divided into three bays by buttresses on the first floor and piers on the second. It was used as a jail until 1939 and the structure retains most of its original architectural features, including the jail windows on the second floor.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Old Gillespie County Jail", [Fredericksburg, 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, 212-212.

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