May 28, 1981
31 October 1979
| Corner of Main and Pecan Streets, Bandera, Texas|
Courthouse: 1890; Jail: 1881
Renaissance Revival architecture
Bandera County Courthouse and Jail Wikipedia
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.