Hotels near Henry Hirshfeld House and Cottage
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Downtown Austin, TX., is home to the Henry Hirshfeld House and Cottage. The prominent Hirshfeld family owned and lived in the structures in the late 19th century. Henry Hirshfeld and his wife, Jennie, made their home in the historic 1873 one-story limestone cottage at 303 W. 9th St., which features a widow's walk on the roof and jigsaw detailing on the porch. Financial success and a growing family led to the construction of a two-story brick and cut stone house in 1885 at 305 W. 9th St.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near Henry Hirshfeld House and Cottage

Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
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8.2
Excellent
701 East 11th Street, Austin
from $149
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Austin-University, TX
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Austin-University, TX
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7.7
Good
7400 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Austin
from $68
Hyatt Place Austin-North Central
Hyatt Place Austin-North Central
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8.5
Excellent
7522 North IH-35, AUSTIN
from $100
Courtyard Austin South
Courtyard Austin South
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8.5
Excellent
4533 South IH-35, Austin
from $88
Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
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8.2
Excellent
8212 Barton Club Drive, Austin
from $189
La Quinta Inn & Suites Austin Airport # 186
La Quinta Inn & Suites Austin Airport # 186
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8.6
Excellent
7625 East Ben White Blvd, Austin
from $85
Extended Stay America - Austin - Downtown - 6th St
from $112
Crowne Plaza Austin
Crowne Plaza Austin
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7.8
Good
6121 North Ih 35, Austin
from $89
La Quinta Inn & Suites Austin Southwest at Mopac
La Quinta Inn & Suites Austin Southwest at Mopac
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8.1
Excellent
4424 South Mopac Expwy, Austin
from $109
Super 8 Austin University/Downtown Area
Super 8 Austin University/Downtown Area
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6.6
Good
5526 North IH-35, Austin
from $42
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Awash with History

History buffs will appreciate the Victorian exterior, which includes stained glass, ornate woodwork, and a double gallery. A two-story carriage house was added soon after the main house was built. The buildings, which were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, are now home to the Office of Government Relations for Texas A&M University.

Prominent Jewish Businessman

Henry Hirshfeld immigrated to the United States from Germany at the age of 15. After serving with the Confederate Army in the Civil War, he moved to Austin from Mobile, AL. He married Jennie Melasky in 1868 and became a successful clothing merchant. In 1881, Hirshfeld was named the first vice president of the newly formed State Board of Trade. He was also founder and first president of Congregation Beth Israel in 1876. The Hirshfelds had eight children. Family members continued to reside in Austin until daughter Leila Hirshfeld Bernheim died in 1973.

Attractions Are All Close

Capital Metro, Austin's public transit, will easily take you to the Henry Hirshfeld House and Cottage and other landmarks included in Austin's Northwest Downtown Architecture Walk. If you're up for a quiet, peaceful stroll by some impressive, historic homes, then choose this self-guided tour instead of crowded Congress Avenue. After a few hours of walking, tired feet can rest easy at one of the many hotels in the downtown area. Staybridge Suites Austin Airport offers mid-priced lodging and is close to Riverside Golf Course and Lady Bird Lake. The four-star Hotel Ella features a host of amenities, including massages, spa treatments, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Hyatt Place Austin North Central allows pets for those who don't leave home without their furry family members. Other attractions near the Henry Hirshfeld House and Cottage include the Capitol Building; the Governor's Mansion; Sixth Street's bars, music venues and restaurants; and the Contemporary Austin Art Museum.