Alpine in Brewster County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Old Brewster County Jail
This building is the original Brewster County Jail. Completed in 1888, the old jail was subsequently modified on numerous occasions to meet various requirements of the State of Texas. In 1995, upon completion of a new Brewster County Jail, use of this building as a jail ended. In 1997, Brewster County renovated the building for use as Sheriff's offices, according to plans drawn for Les Burke, Architects, PSC. The County served as its own general contractor on the project, Dinosaur Valley Construction served as construction manager, and the Brewster County Road and Bridge Superintendent, Allen Chandler, provided considerable logistical support.
Much of the actual work on the 1997 renovation project was done by a combination of Brewster County employees, Brewster County probationers performing Court ordered community service, and inmates of the Brewster County Jail. This project was only possible because of ongoing cooperation between the Commissioners Court, Sheriff's department, and other County officials.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 W Ave E, Alpine TX 79830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 105 Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Pioneers (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Henry P. Brewster (within shouting distance of this marker); Brewster County Jail WWII Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memoriam (about 300 feet away); This Enduring Monument (about 300 feet away); Holland Hotel Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alpine.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.