Old County Jail / Fernandez Building

Old County Jail / Fernandez Building (HM28X0)

Location: Brownsville, TX 78520 Cameron County
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Country: United States of America
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N 25° 54.211', W 97° 29.729'

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Built in 1882-1883, designed by the firm J.N. Preston and Son, it is the first building specifically built as the county jail. It is an example of the Border Brick style. In 1912 it was sold to the brothers Jose & Joaquin Fernandez. They converted the jail into a store with two living quarters and enclosed the buttressed brick perimeter walls.

Construido 1882-1883, fue diseñado por la firma J.N. Preston and Son. Fue el primer edificio construido como cárcel del condadao. El estilo arquitectónico es de ladrillo regional. En 1912 los hermanos José y Joaquín Fernández compraron el edificio. Lo convirtieron en una tienda condos viviendas y cerraron las paredes del perímetro hechas de ladrillo reforzado.
HM NumberHM28X0
Placed ByBrownsville Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, June 29th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 650702 N 2865863
Decimal Degrees25.90351667, -97.49548333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 25° 54.211', W 97° 29.729'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds25° 54' 12.66" N, 97° 29' 43.74" W
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Area Code(s)956
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1154 E Madison St, Brownsville TX 78520, US
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