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Brava House is one of the original Victorian homes in Austin, built in 1889 by Minus Culver in historic Old West Austin near Clarksville, a central neighborhood with a unique character that is also on the National Register Historic District. Old west Austin was founded as an African-American freedman’s community in 1871. The property was originally owned by Texas Gov. E.M. Pease, who gave the land to his former slaves in 1863 as an effort to keep them as workers on his plantation.

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Brava House is one of the original Victorian homes in Austin, built in 1889 by Minus Culver in historic Old West Austin near Clarksville, a central neighborhood with a unique character that is also on the National Register Historic District. Old west Austin was founded as an African-American freedman’s community in 1871. The property was originally owned by Texas Gov. E.M. Pease, who gave the land to his former slaves in 1863 as an effort to keep them as workers on his plantation.

Our section of the city, known as Old West Austin, embraces some of the city’s most prestigious addresses and exemplifies the diverse people that built Austin. It represents one of the oldest continuous neighborhoods in Austin. The area contains a rich set of historical elements ranging from residential properties to community sites and businesses, which demonstrate a clear picture of Austin from the late 1800’s.

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