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

Bastrop County Jail

 
 
Bastrop County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 26, 2014
1. Bastrop County Jail Marker
Inscription.  
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.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1977

 
Erected 1977 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9154.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
 
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. Mounted on left side of subject building entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 Pine Street, Bastrop TX 78602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
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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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Captain James Burleson (about 300 feet away); Jung-Pearcy House (about 500 feet away); P. O. Elzner House (about 500 feet away); Kleinert Building (about 500 feet away); Kesselus Building (about 500 feet 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 as a Victorian
Bastrop County Jail Marker (<i>wide view showing Bicentennial Restoration Plaque</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 26, 2014
2. Bastrop County Jail Marker (wide view showing Bicentennial Restoration Plaque)
styled three-story jail with the jailer's quarters on the first floor and the inmate cell blocks on the second and third floors. The facade of the building gives the illusion that it is only a two story building, but it actually does have three internal floors. The exterior is build with red and tan bricks in a Victorian design that uses the red bricks to highlight the corners and windows and used the tan bricks for the flat vertical portions of the exterior walls. (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.) 
 
Bastrop County Jail Marker (<i>door view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 26, 2014
3. Bastrop County Jail Marker (door view)
Bastrop County Jail Door image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 26, 2014
4. Bastrop County Jail Door
Bastrop County Jail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 26, 2014
5. Bastrop County Jail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 474 times since then and 47 times this year. Last updated on November 26, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, 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.

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