Details for San Augustine County Jail (Atlas Number 5507018848)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507018848


Marker Number 18848
Atlas Number 5507018848
Marker Title San Augustine County Jail
Index Entry San Augustine County Jail
Address 100 W. Columbia St.
City San Augustine
County San Augustine
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 394531
UTM Northing 3488876
Subject Codes
Marker Year 2017
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location San Augustine County Courthouse grounds, east side facing Harrison Street
Marker Size RTHL medallion & plaque without post
Marker Text This 1919 County Jailhouse is a two-story rectangular building with symmetrical facades and minimal classical detailing. It was built from portions of an earlier 1882 jail including its bars, pulled from their brick moorings by teams of horses, and jail cells. By the 1950s, additional cells were purchased from San Antonio by Sheriff N.L. Tindall. Originally built of red and buff brick, in 1973, the jail was coated with 2 layers of stucco like concrete which were removed in the 2016 restoration. The building continued to be used as a county jail until 2000. The 1919 jail was named in honor of Sheriff Tindall in 2002. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2017