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Bandera County Courthouse and Jail

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NRHP Reference #  79002911
Designated TSAL  May 28, 1981
Added to NRHP  31 October 1979
TSAL #  8200000029
Area  8,000 m²
Architect  Alfred Giles
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Location  Corner of Main and Pecan Streets, Bandera, Texas
Built  Courthouse: 1890; Jail: 1881
RTHL #  Courhouse: 291 Jail: 3755
Architectural style  Renaissance Revival architecture

The Bandera County Courthouse and Jail are two separate historic county governmental buildings located near each other in Bandera, Bandera County, Texas, The Bandera County Courthouse, built in 1890 at the corner of Main and Pecan streets, is a Renaissance Revival style building designed by San Antonio architect B.F. Trester. It is three-story building with a central clock tower made from rusticated limestone cut from a local quarry. The former Bandera County Jail, designed by San Antonio architect Alfred Giles and built in 1881, is a one-story cut stone structure located across an adjoining parking lot. On October 31, 1979, the two buildings were added to the National Register of Historic Places as a single entry.

Bandera County was organized in 1856 and used makeshift quarters for jail and courthouse functions until 1877, when the county purchased a two-story stone building which is now known as the Old Courthouse. The building served as county courthouse until the present courthouse was built in 1891.

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Bandera County Courthouse and Jail Wikipedia


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