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Richmond in Fort Bend County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fort Bend County Jail

 
 
Fort Bend County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, January 27, 2019
1. Fort Bend County Jail Marker
Inscription.  Completed in 1897, this structure was the third jail building in Fort Bend County. Built to communicate strength and justice to the area's lawless elements, the imposing Romanesque revival style structure features terra cotta decoration and massive arches. The interior included living quarters for the sheriff and a third floor gallows. It served as the Fort Bend County Jail until 1955.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1985

 
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8995.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1897.
 
Location. 29° 35.023′ N, 95° 45.859′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Texas, in Fort Bend County. Marker is at the intersection of Preston Street and North 6th Street, on the right when traveling west on Preston Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 Preston Street, Richmond TX 77469, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McNabb House (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Home of Randal Jones
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Walter Moses Burton (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Jefferson Smith (about 600 feet away); Early Courthouse Square (about 700 feet away); H. Schumacher Oil Works (about 700 feet away); Jane Long Boarding House (about 800 feet away); William Morton (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Fort Bend County Jail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, January 27, 2019
2. Fort Bend County Jail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 30, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.

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