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Green Pastures is a historic Victorian home housing a restaurant of the same name in south Austin, Texas neighborhood of Bouldin Creek. Completed in 1895 by local minister E.W. Herndon, the house sat on 23acre bordering a wooded area to the south. It was home to a number of families over the years. The Green Pastures restaurant opened in the building in 1946, serving a range of comfort food, and was notable for serving to customers of all races, 18 years before other establishments in Austin were desegregated by law. The building is located at 811 W Live Oak Avenue. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Location for the 1988 comedy Heartbreak Hotel and childhood residence of the activist, author and radio show host John Henry Faulk. Green Pastures Restaurant was established by Mary Faulk Koock and husband Chester Koock. Mary wrote historical collection of recipes 'The Texas Cookbook' with the help of the author James Beard. The grounds have been noted for decades for its beautiful peafowl.