McKinney in Collin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Collin County Prison
Designed by F.E. Ruffini, architect of numerous public buildings in Texas in the late 19th century, this High Victorian Italianate structure served as the Collin County prison for 99 years. Completed in 1880, it was modified in 1938 with funds from the federal Public Works Administration. Prominent features of the building include its bracketed cornice and arched windows. It is one of the few F.E. Ruffini structures remaining in the state.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1990
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 950.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Law Enforcement.
Location. 33° 11.803′ N, 96° 36.946′ W. Marker is in McKinney, Texas, in Collin County. Marker is on South Kentucky Street 0 miles south of West Louisiana Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 South Kentucky Street, McKinney TX 75069, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Law Office of James W. Throckmorton (within shouting distance of this marker); 1927 Collin County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Collin County (about 300 feet away); Texas American Bank/McKinney N. A. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crouch-Perkins House (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1911 McKinney Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Waller Thomas House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Heard-Craig House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McKinney.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2019, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 20, 2019, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.