Details for Old Hidalgo County Jail (Atlas Number 5215003746)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5215003746


Marker Number 3746
Atlas Number 5215003746
Marker Title Old Hidalgo County Jail
Index Entry Hidalgo County Jail, Old
Address 121 E McIntyre
City Edinburg
County Hidalgo
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 583619
UTM Northing 2909443
Subject Codes buildings; jails and prisons; Spanish Colonial Revival (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1966
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Museum of South Texas History
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text Erected 1909-1910. One of first buildings in town after county seat moved here 1908 from Old Hidalgo. Spanish architecture, with red tile roof, white walls. A new jail was built in 1922; this became community center, and served as a meeting place for civic groups until 1931; then was city hall until 1966. Now the Hidalgo County Museum, its tower houses a hanging trap actually used only once, in 1913. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966