Details for Smith County Jail, 1881 (Atlas Number 5423007723)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5423007723


Marker Number 7723
Atlas Number 5423007723
Marker Title Smith County Jail, 1881
Index Entry Smith County Jail, 1881
Address 309 E. Erwin
City Tyler
County Smith
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 284247
UTM Northing 3581477
Subject Codes jails and prisons
Marker Year 1993
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Houston architect Eugene T. Heiner and builder Henry Kane designed and built this structure in 1880-81 to serve as Smith County's fourth jail. An 1894 second-story addition doubled the jail's cell space. The building was replaced by a new jail in 1916 and subsequently housed the Lewis Hotel until 1986. It features classical detailing of the Italianate style, a stucco finish scored to look like cut stone, elaborate window molds and consoles, and classical beltcourses. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1993