Goodman Building (Austin, Texas)

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Goodman Building
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South Elevation of the Goodman Building, photographed in July 1974 by Roy Pledger for the Historic American Buildings Survey[1]
Location Austin, Texas, USA
Coordinates 30°16′32.67″N 97°44′31.75″W / 30.2757417°N 97.7421528°W / 30.2757417; -97.7421528Coordinates: 30°16′32.67″N 97°44′31.75″W / 30.2757417°N 97.7421528°W / 30.2757417; -97.7421528
NRHP Reference # 73001976
RTHL # 6438
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 13, 1973
Designated RTHL 1969

The Goodman Building is a late Victorian style historic commerce building in downtown Austin, Texas. It was constructed as a grocery in the mid-1880s to serve Austinites northwest of the Texas State Capitol. Today is serves as a state government adjunct office. A local bar, "The Cloak Room," occupies the basement and is a favorite for government employees. It is located at 202 W. 13th Street. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

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Constructed in the 1880s for Joseph Goodman, grocer in this block 1877-1924. Jacob Bickler's German and English academy, elite preparatory school, was on upper floor 1892-1896. Building is noted for rare brick work, ornamental iron.[2]

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