Southgate-Lewis House

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Southgate-Lewis House
Southgate lewis house.jpg
West elevation - Southgate-Lewis House in 2011
Southgate-Lewis House is located in Texas
Southgate-Lewis House
Location 1501 E 12th St
Austin, Texas, USA
Coordinates 30°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
Built 1888
Architect R. C. Lambie
Architectural style Gothic
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 85002265[1]
Added to NRHP September 17, 1985

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.

Texas Historical Commission Marker Text[edit]

Local bookbinder and printer John Southgate had this house built for his family in 1888. The high Victorian structure features a bay window, second-floor bands of shingles, and distinctive window surrounds. Businessman Charles Lewis (1872-1922) purchased the home in 1913. A neighborhood ice cream shop and a one-room school operated by his daughter were also on the property during his ownership. The home remained in the Lewis family until 1979.

External links[edit]

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