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The space itself is historic, once owned by First Baptist Church San Angelo. Century-old rock and brick walls still proudly stand. (If only they could talk!) The tin ceiling is original, as is the Concho River sand cement floor that has felt the footsteps of time gone by. You’re surrounded by a place that bears witness to a spiritual past.

Freedom of expression in a visual language. Amazing art by area artists and beyond converge in this singular place. When you must have that piece for your home or office, you’ll be able to purchase it then and there for a lifetime of enjoyment.

The big, beautiful bar. Make your way there to sit, sip and taste. From fine wines to craft beers, and everything in between, bottles and tap. Specialty cheeses. Charcuterie - distinctive sliced meats. All provided with extraordinary service.

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Sweep off the dust of everyday life. Relax and settle into this place of natural elegance with whomever you please. Friends, family, colleagues. Make it a one-on-one business meeting. (We have WIFI.) A girlfriends’ outing. A guys’ time out. A place to rendezvous. Date Night. Just about any kind of celebration. Or, just bring a book or iPad and read.

Rent Raw 1899 for birthday parties, wedding receptions, reunions, business meetings, bridge or mahjong games, or just about any celebration or group gathering. Send us an email, and we will contact you to discuss details.

Owners Lisa Curry and Nathana Cox call Raw 1899 their labor of love. They invite you to drop by at 38 North Chadbourne and revive yourself.


Layer upon layer, Lisa paints with intentional “flow and messiness.” She has 10 to 12 paintings in progress at any given time, allowing them to “sit and speak to her.” Then, she’ll have a revelation, and throw more paint. She is most creative when painting for days on end with little sleep. This compulsion, she says, drives her to a “destructive perfection.” Lisa Curry Art


“Painting takes me to a place I cannot describe in words,” Nathana says. “I can disappear for hours without ever leaving home.” She loves oils: the color, hues, smells, luminosity. But, it’s the spirit of improvisation that motivates her. “I can express myself in a way that isn’t possible except by painting,” she says. “it makes me very happy.” Nathana Cox Fine Art

“To say this place is amazing is an understatement. GREAT wine, GREAT art, GREAT people, GREAT space!”

—C. Haddad

“Such an amazing place! Beautiful atmosphere. You won’t think that you are in San Angelo. Check out their wine and beer glasses. The art is pretty great, too!”

—S. Dobbs

“Just love this place! Wonderful atmosphere and great food. Enjoyed looking at all the art, too!”

—C. Smith


4 pm - 10 pm Wednesday through Saturday

Website copywriting by

Rene Peckham, renepeckham@gmail.com

Photography copyright

LaRae Russell Photography