Details for Excelsior House (Atlas Number 5315008031)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5315008031


Marker Number 8031
Atlas Number 5315008031
Marker Title Excelsior House
Index Entry Excelsior House
Address Vale St. and Austin
City Jefferson
County Marion
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 374066
UTM Northing 3625114
Subject Codes inns, hotels, motels
Marker Year 1962
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
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