Excelsior Hotel, Austin St., Jefferson

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Date of erection: 1850-60

 

FRONT AND SIDE

   

FRONT 

   
 

 

MAIN (SOUTHEAST) FACADES FROM EAST.

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MAIN (SOUTHEAST) FACADES FROM SOUTH

 

 Historical Marker Text: Oldest hotel in East Texas. Frame part built in 1850s; brick wing added 1864. Among famous guests during river port days of Jefferson were Presidents Grant and Hayes, and poet Oscar Wilde. Restored 1961-63 by Jessie Allen Wise Garden Club. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966