The historic Henry Green Madison Cabin is getting a little TLC.
The cabin was built during the 1860s by Henry Green Madison, who was born into enslavement in Tennessee. Once in Austin, Henry became the first Black Austin City Council member.
The structure was discovered inside an existing house by a demolition crew in 1968, moved to Rosewood Park in 1973, and designated as a landmark in 1976.
So far, APF has secured at least $85,000 to work on window and door restoration, repairs to log walls, and roof replacement.
Want to learn more? Visit PARD and APF’s booth at Rosewood Park’s 2023 Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 17 from 12-9 p.m.