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Old Jail Museum and Gonzales Chamber of Commerce (Gonzales County Jail)
One of the most monumental county jails built in Texas in the nineteenth century, the former Gonzales County Jail is the largest extant from that century. Houston-based Heiner was a prolific architect, building nineteen jails and seventeen courthouses ( AS2, WD1). Finished in a handsome tawny brick, the three-story structure features segmental-arched windows on the ground floor that are repeated on the top floor of the projecting entrance tower. Within, the cells contain graffiti left by inmates.
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