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Brownsville in Cameron County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Jail

 
 
Old Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
1. Old Jail Marker
Inscription.  
(English)
Built in 1883, this Spanish Colonial style structure served as the Cameron County Jail until 1913, when Jose and Joaquin Fernandez purchased the property. They converted the building into a store, with living quarters to the rear. Features include a decorative brick cornice and corner buttresses.

(Spanish)
La cárcel fue construida en 1883 y fue convertida como tienda en 1913.
Funding provided by Mr. & Mrs.
Guadalupe A. Fernandez, Sr. & Family

 
Erected by City of Brownsville & the Guadalupe Fernandez family.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceLaw Enforcement.
 
Location. 25° 54.213′ N, 97° 29.735′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Texas, in Cameron County. Marker is on East Madison Street north of East 12th Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, near the center of the building and
Old Jail Marker (<i>wide view; marker visible near center of building</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2018
2. Old Jail Marker (wide view; marker visible near center of building)
just to the right of the doorway at this address. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1152 East Madison Street, Brownsville TX 78520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old County Jail / Fernandez Building (a few steps from this marker); Old Cameron County Courthouse/Dancy Building (within shouting distance of this marker); 1882 Cameron County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Cameron County Courthouse of 1883-1914 (within shouting distance of this marker); Old County Courthouse Rio Grande Lodge No. 81 (within shouting distance of this marker); Cameron County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1912 Cameron County Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Immaculate Conception Cathedral (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
 
More about this marker. Marker is in the Brownsville Heritage Trail series.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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