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.

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La Quinta Inn Austin University Area
La Quinta Inn Austin University Area
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6.4
Good
5812 I-35 North, Austin
from $55
Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown/Convention Center
Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown/Convention Center
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8.1
Excellent
500 N Interstate 35, Austin
from $134
Hilton Austin
Hilton Austin
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8.7
Excellent
500 E 4th St, Austin
from $169
La Quinta Inn Austin South / Interstate Highway 35
from $64
Hampton Inn & Suites Austin-Airport
Hampton Inn & Suites Austin-Airport
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9.1
Excellent
7712 E Riverside Drive, Austin
from $104
The Driskill - in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt
The Driskill - in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt
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8.9
Excellent
604 Brazos Street, Austin
from $159
Courtyard by Marriott Austin North/Parmer Lane
Courtyard by Marriott Austin North/Parmer Lane
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8.8
Excellent
12330 N Interstate 35, Austin
from $89
Habitat Suites
Habitat Suites
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8.7
Excellent
500 E Highland Mall Blvd, Austin
from $109
Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
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7.6
Good
701 E 11th Street, Austin
from $111
Hotel Saint Cecilia
Hotel Saint Cecilia
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9.0
Excellent
112 Academy Dr, Austin
from $505
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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.  

 

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