Unique Opportunity to own a piece of Paris' History
This landmark building was built in 1910 of yellow glazed brick to take advantage of the rail passenger traffic. It was originally called the Maxwell Hotel and was fully occupied with WWII soldiers and their wives that were stationed at Camp Tyson during three of its 10-year history. It was replaced with a much larger building in 1925 after a fire greatly damaged the original building and it was renamed "The Greystone". It featured 2 bedroom 2 bath suites.
In its heyday it was a jewel in the community. It was also the last hotel built in the downtown area. In the mid-40's The Greystone had been advertised as having 100 Breezed Conditioned Rooms. Locals have fond memories of going to a beautiful restaurant with many attending elegant events being held in the ballroom.
The ambiance of an earlier time is evident when visitors step through original doors into the lobby. It boasts a grand entry with a lobby that has floor space of over 2,000 square feet, the floor is the original red quarry tile, and contains twenty-three windows.
As you enter, there is a sitting area on your right with a fireplace just outside the ballroom. On your left is an original bar and area with several tables and chairs, (known as the Iris Room) as you go around the side of the bar, French doors open to a large serving area just right for smaller celebrations, which has seating for up to 50 people and elegant ornamental metal ceilings.
The tall windows look out at Fentress Street, which is where the train used to stop, going past the dining room, you will find the kitchen area, and although it needs to be updated, you can close your eyes and see the bustling room it was at one time.
To the right of the building entrance there were two business spaces that have been converted to one apartment, but this could easily be converted back to two separate business locations.
This large historic building has so many possibilities. It is currently used as an apartment building with 10 units constantly rented. There is a large portion of the 3-story building that is waiting to have additional apartments completed. The lobby, ballroom, bar and restaurant haven't been utilized in many years but retains the elegance of years past.
The building is in downtown Paris and is walking distance to everything. It comes with two parcels, one that the building sits on and a separate parcel behind it that is currently being used as a parking lot.
The building had a new roof installed in 2020 as well as new awnings in front, most of the apartments have been updated.
1 - studio apartment, 1 bath
2 - 1 bedroom, 1 bath
1 - large 2 bedroom, 1 bath
1 - large ballroom and kitchen area
1 - dining room and kitchen area - 100+ person seating
1 - bar and 40+ person seating in front lobby
1 - lobby area
2 - front offices
Floors 2 & 3:
6 - 2 bedroom, 2 bath