Details for County Jail of 1885 (Atlas Number 5171010021)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5171010021


Marker Number 10021
Atlas Number 5171010021
Marker Title County Jail of 1885
Index Entry County Jail of 1885
Address 117 San Antonio St.
City Fredericksburg
County Gillespie
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 512299
UTM Northing 3349491
Subject Codes jails and prisons
Marker Year 1980
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Private Property No
Marker Location
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text This two-story stone structure served as the fourth jail for Gillespie County, organized in 1848. It was constructed by the firm of c. F. Priess and Bro. in 1885. The ground floor housed a holding area and living quarters for the jailer. the second floor had two steelclad cells located against the east wall and maximum security cells in the center and at the back. The building was used as a county jail facility until 1939. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1980