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Old Jail Museum (Bandera County Jail)

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Bandera County Jail
1881, Alfred Giles. Cypress St., just east of TX 173

This striking little building looks like it stepped out of a movie set with all of the emphasis on the facade. The fine quality of the massive stonework is typical of Giles's work, with rock-faced blocks forming most of the wall surface contrasting with the more carefully cut stone of the quoins, the crenellated parapet, and the fine segmental-arched cornices around the four windows. The building has found a new use as the county historical museum.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


What's Nearby


Gerald Moorhead et al., "Old Jail Museum (Bandera County Jail)", [Pipe Creek, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 218-218.

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