Austin County Jail Museum

Austin County Jail Museum The Historic Austin County Jail was built in 1896 at cost of $19,970, and was a functioning jail until 1982. of St.
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Calling their old jail "unsafe, unfit, and inadequate," the Austin County Court contracted in 1896 with Pauly Jail Building Co. Louis to erect this structure at cost of $19,970. Romanesque Revival style, with crenelated parapets, bartizans, and stone window arches harmonized with the 1886 courthouse, which later burned. The gallows, used only in 1901, have been removed; jailer's quarters have been

enlarged; but original exterior is preserved. It was a functioning jail along with being the sheriff and his family's house until 1982. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1976


2021 Austin County Jail Museum Board Members:
President -Bruce Noviskie, Vice President -Maurine Brack, Becky Larson, Milton Beckendorff, Charles Holmes, Vance Cooper, and Joan Buenger

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36 South Bell Street
Bellville, TX
77418

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+17133857141

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