Bastrop in Bastrop County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Bastrop County Jail
Designed by Eugene T. Heiner of Houston, this building was erected in 1891-92 by contractors Martin, Byrne & Johnston. Red brick trim decorates the tan brick walls. A pressed metal cornice encircles the structure, and a mansard roof tops one end. Jailer's quarters were located on the first floor and cell blocks on the second and third, which appear to be one floor on the exterior. This edifice served as the Bastrop County Jail until 1974.
Erected 1977 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9154.)
Location. 30° 6.55′ N, 97° 19.11′ W. Marker is in Bastrop, Texas, in Bastrop County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Pine Street and Water Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Mounted on left side of subject building entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 Pine Street, Bastrop TX 78602, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baron de Bastrop Monument (a few steps from this marker); Bastrop County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Home Town of Texas Confederate Major Joseph D. Sayers Captain James Burleson (about 300 feet away); The Bastrop Advertiser (about 300 feet away); First National Bank of Bastrop (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas H. Mays (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Bastrop (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bastrop.
Regarding Bastrop County Jail. National Register of Historic Places (1975)
Also see . . .
1. Bastrop County Courthouse and Jail Complex.
The three-story tan and red brick old Bastrop County Jail, opened in 1892, also stands on the courthouse square. The jail was remodeled in 1925 including improvements to the ventilating, heating and sewage systems. In 1971, a new jail and sheriff's office were built on the courthouse square immediately to the southeast of the courthouse. The building ceased to be a jail in 1974 and was converted to office space. The courthouse and jail were renovated again in 1990. (Submitted on December 7, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Bastrop County Jail.
The historic, old Bastrop County Jail was built in 1891 and opened for business in 1892. It was designed (Submitted on December 7, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Bastrop County Old Jail. (includes picture of old Bastop jail hanging ring) (Submitted on December 7, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 53 times this year. Last updated on November 26, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. Photos: 1. submitted on December 6, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 7, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.