Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Hotel Provident and Heierman Building
Built in 1887, apparently as a hotel, for Tom Smith. Contractor was Austin Mayor Joseph Nalle. The “Hotel Provident” operated under various names until the 1920s. In conjunction with the hotel, the lower floor housed numerous businesses, including a newspaper, a law office, the “Texas Invention Co.”, and, 1900-45, various enterprises of J. Frank and John G. Heierman. The façade, with its erroneous date, was altered after 1900.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1974
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14733.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
Location. 30° 16.012′ N, 97° 44.527′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is at the intersection of East 5th Street and Brazos Street, on the right when traveling east on East 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 East 5th Street, Austin TX 78701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of John Bremond & Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct Sixth Street (about 300 feet away); Original Site of First Methodist Church of Austin (about 400 feet away); Littlefield Building (about 400 feet away); Southwestern Telegraph & Telephone Building (about 400 feet away); Driskill Hotel (about 500 feet away); Scarbrough Building (about 500 feet away); Platt-Simpson Building (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 971 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 28, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.