Lung House

1605 Canterbury Street, Austin, Texas

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Lung's family from 1917 to 1960. The Lungs were one of the first Chinese families settled in Austin, and they established and successfully maintained a thriving restaurant business in the city for more than 60 years. The Lung family's experience is representative of the Chinese experience in general in Austin during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Their home on Canterbury Street holds a significant association with this family, an association that lasted more than fifty years. The house clearly illustrates the level of success and respect this minority family achieved during a time period in which the community was not always welcoming to outsiders. It is nominated to the National Register of Historic Places at the local level of significance under Criterion A in the area of ethnic history.

Posted to the NRHP 2-5-2014

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Austin, Texas (165)
Built 1906 (834)
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  • August 20, 2014: Added by Dave King

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