Details for Fort Bend County Jail (Atlas Number 5157008995)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5157008995


Marker Number 8995
Atlas Number 5157008995
Marker Title Fort Bend County Jail
Index Entry Fort Bend County Jail
Address 602 Preston st.
City Richmond
County Fort Bend
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 232250
UTM Northing 3275803
Subject Codes jails and prisons; Romanesque/Richardsonian Romanesque (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1985
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Completed in 1897, this structure was the third jail building in Fort Bend County. Built to communicate strength and justice to the area's lawless elements, the imposing Romanesque revival style structure features terra cotta decoration and massive arches. The interior included living quarters for the sheriff and a third floor gallows. It served as the Fort Bend County Jail until 1955. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1985