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Property Name Lung House
Reference Number 13001159
State Texas
County Travis
Town Austin
Street Address 1605 Canterbury Street
Multiple Property Submission Name Historic Resources of East Austin (1986)
Status Listed 2/5/2014
Areas of Significance Ethnic Heritage: Asian
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13001159.pdf
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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.

 

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