Details for Mason County Jail (Atlas Number 5319011287)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5319011287


Marker Number 11287
Atlas Number 5319011287
Marker Title Mason County Jail
Index Entry Mason County Jail
City Mason
County Mason
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 477689
UTM Northing 3401591
Subject Codes jails and prisons; Romanesque/Richardsonian Romanesque (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1983
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Corner of Westmoreland and Post Hill St.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text A good example of a small, nineteenth-century jail, this structure was built in 1894 from the brown sandstone available in the nearby hills. The ground floor of the county's third jail includes living quarters for the sheriff, while the jail cells are located on the second floor. The modified Romanesque Revival building features a massive entry arch, segmental arches over the windows, and a central tower. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983