1912 Cameron County Jail

1912 Cameron County Jail (HM27WC)

Location: Brownsville, TX 78520 Cameron County
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N 25° 54.314', W 97° 29.579'

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Originally built as a three-story structure in 1912, this building, Cameron County's second jailhouse, was enlarged with the addition of a 4th floor about 1929. The 1912 structure was designed by prominent architect Atlee B. Ayers and the 1929 addition by Ayers and his son and partner Robert Ayers. The building's classical revival style is a distinctive design for this type of resource. A one-story frame building was erected in the courtyard in the 1940s. The building served as Cameron County Jail and Sheriff's Office until 1978.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1994
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HM NumberHM27WC
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Year Placed1994
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 650950 N 2866056
Decimal Degrees25.90523333, -97.49298333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 25° 54.314', W 97° 29.579'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds25° 54' 18.84" N, 97° 29' 34.74" W
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Area Code(s)956
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1201 E Van Buren St, Brownsville TX 78520, US
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