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The Old Frio County Jail, in Pearsall, Texas, was built in 1884. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. It serves as the Frio Pioneer Jail Museum.[1]

Old Frio County Jail
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Old Frio County Jail is located in Texas
Old Frio County Jail
LocationE. Medina and S. Pecan Sts., Pearsall, Texas
Coordinates28°53′16″N 99°05′35″W / 28.88778°N 99.09306°W / 28.88778; -99.09306 (Old Frio County Jail)Coordinates: 28°53′16″N 99°05′35″W / 28.88778°N 99.09306°W / 28.88778; -99.09306 (Old Frio County Jail)
Arealess than one acre
Built1884
Built byPauly, P.J. & Bro.
Architectural styleLate Victorian
NRHP reference #79002941[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 19, 1979

It was built by P.J. Pauly & Bro. It is a two-story Victorian-style building with "elaborately moulded brickwork and functional thick plastered brick walls", and is "An excellent and well-preserved example of public Victorian architecture in rural Texas."[2]

It is a Texas State Antiquities Landmark and a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2013-11-02.
  2. ^ Barbara C. Nagel (August 23, 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Old Frio County Jail / Frio Pioneer Jail Museum" (PDF). Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved August 25, 2018. Downloading may be slow.

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