Clay County Museums
Marker Title: 1890 Clay County Jail
Address: 116 Graham St.
Year Marker Erected: 1986
Marker Text: 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