I’ve tried to uncover the story on this building, without a whole lot of success. I was able to find a very recent story that the Garden Club of San Augustine, has gone about developing a project to restore the old building. It was built in 1919, and is called the N L Tindall building. So I don’t know if it was built as a jail originally or taken over later by the Sherrif”s Department. It did serve as the county jail up until 2000 – just don’t know when it started to serve as the jail. Anyhow – the Garden Club of San Augustine must be one fantastic organization! This same organization spearheaded the restoration of the county’s lovely 1927 courthouse next door.