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Diane Alexander, MBA, Broker
Diane Alexander, MBA, Broker
Southwest Partners & Global Partners International Realty

530 W Front ST Sealy TX 77474, City of Sealy Texas, Sealy Real Estate

530 W Front ST, Sealy, Texas 77474 - Austin County
$147,000 0.49 Acres
Property ID 3107887


Sealy Rice Mill in Downtown Historic District. Seller just completed major electrical and clean-up. Still priced at independent appraisal. Possible Government incentives. Two buildings up to 4 floors. 9,094 SF first floor. Wood cross beams span estimated 56 FT, 100 FT, 123 FT. Ten 3-story 4 FT x 6 FT wood rice bins. Rice dryer and all remaining equipment convey. 33,000 SF estimated tin on superstructure. 0.4875 acre / 21,236 SF lot. 249 FT paved and curbed frontage. 54 Walkscore. Easy I10 access. 3% Buyer Broker Commission.

Highest & best use

Highest and best use based on our knowledge of property, market and zoning:

Antique venue

Art gallery



Furniture outlet/warehouse

Mixed use



The Sealy Rice Mill was built in the 1940s and was successful and fully operational until the 1960s. It is comprised of two joined 3 story buildings totaling 9,094 enclosed SF. The South Building is 56 by 100 (5,600 SF) and 3 stories tall! The North Building is a custom configuration totaling 3,494 SF with a 123 east wall facing the railroad.

Historically rice was brought to the Rice Mill by farmers in their own trucks. The trucks would pull under the awning to be unloaded. The currently intact hoist was attached to the front of the truck and would lift it up to dump the rice into the concrete pit. The rice was transported into the Rice Mill by conveyor. Rice was deposited into 10 large wooden bins by massive equipment that is still in place. Each bin is constructed of 2x6 solid wood boards laid flat from floor to ceiling 3 stories high. All 10 bins are still in the Northern Side of the Building.

In the bins, the rice was heated, dried and then stored waiting to be shipped. The furnace and elevator are still in the building. Rice was shoveled onto the rail cars directly from the back of the building. All bagging was done on site and a conveyor belt once ran to the building across the street and back to help with the packaging process.

Many of the posters and signs and markings used in the operation of the mill are still on the walls. The strings used to measure the piles of rice are still hanging ready to estimate rice weights!

Since the Rice Mill closed, it has been used for the owners personal storage.


0.4875 Acres / 21,236 SF lot

249 FT frontage


9,094 SF enclosed area

5,600 SF South Side

3,494 SF North Side

476 SF covered drive through area open on two sides

All City utilities at street

Permitted uses

From Sealy Downtown Preservation District Code Chapter 29-3 Permitted Uses. Any Business Licenses are subject to City of Sealy approval.

Food & beverage establishments:

Bakery, specialized food goods, restaurants, cafes, private clubs, including establishments that serve alcohol

General merchandise:

furniture, pharmacy, department store


Bed and Breakfasts, hotels and motels

Retail service:

Banks, real estate, finance, legal, medical, other professionals, barber shops, beauty parlors, locksmiths, photography studios, tailor shops, and watch repair

Special use:

Wineries and breweries

Specialty stores:

Jewelry, stationary, antiques, crafts, art


Auditoriums, theaters, museums, and galleries



Owner: Mon Cheri Ventures LLC

2015 taxes paid: $1,716

City $328

Schools $918

Other $470


1.5 MI from I-10-W exit 720
1. Exit 720 for TX-36 to Sealy 0.3 MI
2. Turn left (N) on TX-36 N/Meyer St 1.0 MI
4. Turn right (E) on Fifth St 0.1 MI
5. Turn right on W Front St 300 FT
6. Property on left with sign

1.8 MI from I-10-E exit 720
1. Exit 720 for TX-36 to Sealy 0.6 MI
2. Turn left (N) on TX-36 N/Meyer St 1.0 MI
4. Turn right (E) on Fifth St 0.1 MI
5. Turn right on W Front St 300 FT
6. Property on left with sign

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Diane Alexander, MBA, Broker

Southwest Partners & Global Partners International Realty

850 FM 390 RD E
Brenham, Washington County, TX 77833

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