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Jefferson in Marion County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Kahn Saloon

 
 
Kahn Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
1. Kahn Saloon Marker
Inscription.  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.

Sub-marker
Entered in the National Register of Historic Places - 1971
 
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8061.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 32° 45.372′ N, 94° 20.709′ W. Marker is in Jefferson, Texas, in Marion County. Marker is on Austin Street near North Vale Street, on the right
Kahn Saloon Marker is on the left. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
2. Kahn Saloon Marker is on the left.
when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 Austin Street, Jefferson TX 75657, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vernon Dalhart (here, next to this marker); Old Livery Stable (a few steps from this marker); Brown Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Murphy Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Jay Gould Railroad Car (within shouting distance of this marker); Excelsior House (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain William Perry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson.
 
Also see . . .  Haunted history of the Kahn Hotel. (Submitted on July 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Kahn Saloon mural on side of saloon building. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
3. Kahn Saloon mural on side of saloon building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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