San Marcos Update for Hill Country book, February 26, 2013

February 27, 2013 § Leave a comment

Back in December 2011, I wrote the following:

“A thoroughly wretched drive to San Marcos today for a doctor’s appointment, but it gave me a chance to check on the progress of the old Hays County jail restoration (page 260). The outer walls’ stabilization appears largely completed and the old bastille looks nice and tight, not fixing to crumble and fall like before. The windows are all boarded up with what appears to be gun metal gray steel plates, but which are probably plywood. The jail is fenced off so closer examination was not possible. The lot on which it sits has also been cleaned up and is free of weeds.

“Unfortunately, there has been no progress on the future Eddie Durham Museum (pp. 260-61), and the sign proudly announcing its coming is fading into illegibility.”

I am happy to say that the jail stabilization work has been completed and it looks tight as a drum. Hopefully its interior will be restored and it will be open to visitors some day.

Restoration work has finally begun on the Eddie Durham Museum bungalow, and there has been substantial exterior progress.

I would have taken pictures, but my daughter absconded with the digicam last week to Mexico.

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