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Hamilton County Historical Museum (Hamilton County Jail)

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1938, Charles D. Weidner. 113 W. Henry St.

Built with funding from the Works Progress Administration (WPA) on the site of the previous jail of 1894, the stucco-covered walls of the two-story structure are articulated with horizontal banding. Horizontal, steel window grilles and a curved canopy over the entrance add to the Streamlined Moderne design. The county museum is housed in the old jail and the adjacent stone firehouse.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


What's Nearby


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

Print Source

Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 261-262.

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