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Historic Clay County Jail

see – Clay County Courthouse
see – Henrietta

Interesting old courthouse.  I really liked the ‘homey’ look they provided one of the entrances.  Obviously the entrance for the family, as it was common the in the late 1800’s, early 1900’s for the sherrif’s family to live in the jail.

From the historic marker:  “Constructed in 1890 by the Pauly Jail Building and Manufacturing Company of St. Louis, Missouri, this is Clay County’s third jail building. Construction of the jail included adjacent living quarters for law officers and their families. Stuccoed in 1929, the two story brick structure, with stone foundation and sills, boasts details of corbelled brick, rusticated stone, and pressed metal. Official use of the building was discontinued in 1973.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1986 “