Southgate–Lewis House

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Southgate–Lewis House
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West elevation – Southgate–Lewis House in 2011
Southgate–Lewis House is located in Texas
Southgate–Lewis House
Southgate–Lewis House is located in the United States
Southgate–Lewis House
Location1501 E 12th St
Austin, Texas, USA
Coordinates30°16′23″N 97°43′25″W / 30.27306°N 97.72361°W / 30.27306; -97.72361Coordinates: 30°16′23″N 97°43′25″W / 30.27306°N 97.72361°W / 30.27306; -97.72361
ArchitectR. C. Lambie
Architectural styleGothic
NRHP reference #85002265[1]
RTHL #15230
Significant dates
Added to NRHPSeptember 17, 1985
Designated RTHL1988

The Southgate–Lewis House is a historic two-story home in east Austin, Texas. It was built in 1888 by a local bookbinder using the Gothic Revival style of architecture.

The home is located in a historically African-American neighborhood. In 1986 it was sold to the W.H. Passon Historical Society for its headquarters. It was recently renovated.

The Society operates the Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum at the Southgate–Lewis House. The museum's exhibits focus on the African American experience in Austin and Travis County.

The home is located at 1501 East 12th Street. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.