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Taken 23-Feb-08
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Gillespie County Historical Marker, County Jail of 1885
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Dimensions3008 x 2000
Original file size2.93 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken23-Feb-08 14:42
Date modified23-Feb-08 14:42
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D50
Focal length18 mm
Focal length (35mm)27 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/160 at f/11
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
County Jail of 1885

County Jail of 1885

Gillespie County, Texas
30 16.484' N 98 52.470' W
117 W. San Antonio Street.

Text: This two-story stone structure served as the fourth jail for Gillespie County, organized in 1848. It was constructed by the firm of C. F. Priess and Bro. in 1885. The ground floor housed a holding area and living quarters for the jailer. the second floor had two steelclad cells located against the east wall and maximum security cells in the center and at the back. The building was used as a county jail facility until 1939.