“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Southgate-Lewis House

Southgate-Lewis House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, August 18, 2007
1. Southgate-Lewis House Marker
Inscription. 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.
Erected 1988 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15230.)
Location. 30° 16.385′ N, 97° 43.416′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is at the intersection of East 12th Street and Comal Street, on the right when traveling east on East 12th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1501 E 12th St, Austin TX 78702, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James L. Farmer, Jr. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Simpson United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); King-Tears Mortuary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Old Anderson High School; Kealing Jr. High School
Southgate-Lewis House image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, August 18, 2007
2. Southgate-Lewis House
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Desegregation of Texas High Schools (approx. 0.2 miles away); Susanna W. Dickinson (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Washington Carver Branch Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thompson Home (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
Categories. African AmericansNotable Buildings
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 659 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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