Fayette County Courthouse and Jail

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Fayette County Courthouse and Jail
Fayette courthouse.jpg
Fayette County Courthouse 2006
Fayette Co. Courthouse & Jail is located in Texas
Fayette Co. Courthouse & Jail
Fayette Co. Courthouse & Jail
Location of Fayette County Courthouse & Jail in La Grange, Texas
Fayette Co. Courthouse & Jail is located in the United States
Fayette Co. Courthouse & Jail
Fayette Co. Courthouse & Jail
Fayette Co. Courthouse & Jail (the United States)
LocationLa Grange, Texas
Coordinates29°54′16″N 96°52′41″W / 29.90444°N 96.87806°W / 29.90444; -96.87806 (Fayette County Courthouse and Jail)Coordinates: 29°54′16″N 96°52′41″W / 29.90444°N 96.87806°W / 29.90444; -96.87806 (Fayette County Courthouse and Jail)
Built1891, 1881
Built byMartin, Byrne & Johnston (courthouse):
Fritze Schulte (jail)
ArchitectJ. Riely Gordon (courthouse):
Andrewarthe and Wahrenberger (jail)
Architectural styleGothic, Romanesque Revival
Part ofFayette County Courthouse Square Historic District[1] (ID00001664)
NRHP reference No.75001973
Significant dates
Added to NRHP23 January 1975[2]
Designated CP16 January 2001
Designated TSAL1 Jan 1981
Designated RTHL1975

The Fayette County Courthouse and the Fayette County Jail are two historic buildings in La Grange, Texas. The courthouse was designed by James Riely Gordon and built in 1891 by Martin, Byrne and Johnston.[3][4] The jail was built earlier in 1881 by Fritz Schulte and designed by Andrewarthe and Wahrenberger.[5] Both buildings were added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) as a single listing on January 23, 1975.[5] and designated a Texas State Antiquities Landmark on January 1,1981 by the Texas Historical Commission (THC). Texas historical marker number 12627 erected in 2001 commemorates the courthouse's status as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, marker no. 18757 placed in 2017 does likewise for the jail.[6][7][8] On January 16, 2001 both buildings were designated and recorded in the NRHP as contributing properties to the Fayette County Courthouse Square Historic District.[3]

The Fayette County Jail in 2013

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System – Fayette County Courthouse Square Historic District (#00001664)". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ "National Register Information System – Fayette County Courthouse and Jail (#75001973)". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Knight, Lila (16 Jan 2001). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Fayette County Courthouse Square Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 3 Feb 2020.
  4. ^ "Details for Fayette County Courthouse courthouse". Texas Historic Sites Atlas. Texas Historical Commission. Atlas No. 4302000008. Retrieved 3 Feb 2020.
  5. ^ a b Landon, Marie D.; Williams, Joe R. (23 Jan 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Fayette County Courthouse and Jail" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 3 Feb 2020.
  6. ^ "Details for Fayette County Courthouse State Antiquities Landmark". Texas Historic Sites Atlas. Texas Historical Commission. Atlas No. 8200000255. Retrieved 3 Feb 2020.
  7. ^ "Details for Fayette County Courthouse Historical Marker". Texas Historic Sites Atlas. Texas Historical Commission. Atlas No. 5149012627, Historical Marker No. 12627. Retrieved 3 Feb 2020.
  8. ^ "Details for Fayette County Jail Historical Marker". Texas Historic Sites Atlas. Texas Historical Commission. Atlas No. 5507018757, Historical Marker No. 18757. Retrieved 3 Feb 2020.

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