Kendall County Courthouse and Jail (Texas)

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Kendall County Courthouse and Jail
Historic kendall courthouse 2013.jpg
The historic Kendall County Courthouse in 2013
Kendall County Courthouse and Jail is located in Texas
Kendall County Courthouse and Jail
Kendall County Courthouse and Jail
Kendall County Courthouse and Jail is located in the United States
Kendall County Courthouse and Jail
Kendall County Courthouse and Jail
LocationPublic Square,
Boerne, Texas
Coordinates29°47′40″N 98°43′50″W / 29.79444°N 98.73056°W / 29.79444; -98.73056Coordinates: 29°47′40″N 98°43′50″W / 29.79444°N 98.73056°W / 29.79444; -98.73056
Area3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built1869 (1869)
ArchitectMultiple
Architectural styleGothic, Romanesque
NRHP reference #80004138[1]
TSAL #406
RTHL #2921
Significant dates
Added to NRHPFebruary 15, 1980
Designated TSALMay 28, 1981
Designated RTHL1970

The limestone Kendall County Courthouse and Jail are located in the San Antonio suburb of Boerne in the U.S. state of Texas. They were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980[2] and the courthouse as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1970.[3]

The courthouse was built as one story in 1870 on land donated by local surveyor John James, and the limestone blocks came from local quarries.[4] Philip Zoeller and S. F. Stendeback were the designers. In 1886, a second story was added by Charles Buckel. Alfred Giles was contracted to add the 1909 front facade.[5] The courthouse was in service until 1998, when Kendall County built a new courthouse across the street.[6]

The 1887 limestone jail was designed and built by Pauly Jail Building and Manufacturing Company.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "THC-NRHP". Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  3. ^ "THC-RTHL Kendall Co Courthouse". Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  4. ^ Evans, Brent (2010). Boerne. Arcadia Publishing. p. 30. ISBN 978-0-7385-7943-6.
  5. ^ Zelade, Richard (2011). Lone Star Guide to the Texas Hill Country. Taylor Trade Publishing. p. 65. ISBN 978-1-58979-609-6.
  6. ^ "Kendall County Courthouse". Texas Escapes. Blueprints For Travel, LLC. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  7. ^ Blackburn, Edward A. (2005). Wanted: Historic County Jails of Texas. TAMU Press. p. 191. ISBN 978-1-58544-308-6.

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