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Texas Hill Country Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Austin: Gold Dollar Newspaper Building


This two-story building—currently occupied by Freedmen’s Bar—was once home to Reverend Jacob Fontaine’s Gold Dollar newspaper, one of the first black newspapers west of the Mississipi and one of forty-eight commercial black newspapers published in Texas between 1870 and 1900. The building is all that remains of the African American community of Wheatville, which once encompassed the area from 24th to 26th Streets and from Rio Grande Street to Shoal Creek in Austin.


Location

  • 1004 W 24th St
  • Austin, Texas
  • 78705

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Hours

  • MONDAY
    Closed

    TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY
    11:00 am - 10:00 pm

    THURSDAY - SATURDAY
    11:00 am - 12:00 am

    SUNDAY
    Brunch: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Dinner: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm


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