HAYNES BUILDING (20183874) - Located in the heart of the Historic Riverfront District of Jefferson at 111 W. Austin Street, this is the former site of River City Mercantile Company. This circa 1867 two-story mercantile building has dimensions of about 125' by 50'. It has original cast iron cornices above its windows,arched entrances, original interior doors, original second floor heart of pine flooring and a hand operated furniture elevator. Gross square footage is 10,000 square feet. The total lot size is 50' by 150' and it borders city alleys on the north and west elevations and Austin Street on the south elevation. It is within walking distance of twelve full service restaurants, City Hall, the First National Bank, doctors' offices, the US Post Office and many shops. This historic structure offers an opportunity for development for commercial apartments, lodging and retail uses. It should be eligible for federal and state tax credits once restored. It is listed for $279,000.
THE HOTEL JEFFERSON (20194185) - The Hotel Jefferson is located in the historic steamboat district of Jefferson at 124 W. Austin Street. It was constructed in the mid 1850s by John M. Waskom and used as a mercantile building by some of Jefferson’s most prominent families and then as a 19th century hotel known as the Grigsby Hotel. In its second era as a hotel, known as the Jefferson Hotel, during the roaring 1920's and the oil boom of the 1930s,it enjoyed a flamboyant reputation as a post-prohibition oasis for gamblers , oil field wildcatters, and other personalities of the oil boom era. The building was built in the 1850s style with New Orleans influence. Today it has a commercial restaurant kitchen,a spacious dining room, and twenty three bedrooms with large windows overlooking the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Park on the east side, the levee on the south side and busy Vale and Austin Streets on the west and north sides. This offers a wonderful opportunity to re-invest and to restore this place of hospitality to its rightful place in Texas history and in the rebirth of Jefferson. It is listed for $950,000.