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Kahn Saloon Building, 123 W. Austin St., Jefferson

 

Date of erection: 1865

 

FRONT VIEW

 

 

 

 

FRONT AND SIDE VIEW


 Historical Marker Text: Built during the early 1860s, this structure served as a boarding house and as a mercantile before opening as the Kahn Saloon about 1900. Temperance movement leader Carrie Nation was denied entrance here during one of her campaigns through Texas. Jefferson native Marion Try Slaughter launched his career as country music singer Vernon Dalhart at the Kahn Saloon. The popular gathering place was closed after local prohibitionists won a 1907 election. Since that time, the building has been used for a variety of purposes, including a newspaper office, lodge building, furniture store, and funeral home.

November 15, 1936 .