Brownsville in Cameron County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
1912 Cameron County Jail
- 1912 -
Built in 1912 by the Gross Construction Company and designed by Atlee B. Ayres in the Classic Revival style, it served as the main Cameron County jail for 66 years until the new jail was built in 1978. Two sections were added over the years, accounting for the building’s variation in ornamentation and roof heights.
Construido en 1912 por la Gross Construction Company y diseñado por Atlee B. Ayres en el estilo renacimiento clásico, este edificio sirvió como la cárcel principal por 66 años hasta que la nueva cárcel fue construida en 1978. Dos secciones se construyeron posteriormente, a eso obedece las variaciones del ornamentación y las alturas del techo.
Erected by Brownsville Historical Association.
Location. 25° 54.311′ N, 97° 29.576′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Texas, in Cameron County. Marker is on East Van Buren Street south of East 12th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1201 E Van Buren St, Brownsville TX 78520, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. 1912 Cameron County Jail (here, next to this marker); Campo Santo Viejo (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1912 Cameron County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Cameron County Courthouse/Dancy Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cameron County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old County Jail / Fernandez Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1882 Cameron County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
More about this marker. Marker is in the Brownsville Historical Trail series
Regarding 1912 Cameron County Jail. National Register of Historic Places (1995), Recorded Texas Historic Landmark (1994)
Also see . . . The Two Historic Jails of Cameron County. This link presents photographs of both historic Cameron County Jails, (1883 & 1912). (Submitted on May 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.