Travis Heights’ and Fairvew Park’s distinctive eclecticism has evolved over 100 years. Today our neighborhood holds the most diverse collection of historic architectural styles remaining in Austin, ranging from late-1880s Victorians through 1970s Mid-Century Moderns, and everything in-between.
Laid out in harmony with our picturesque natural environment, the colorful old houses and decorated yards, winding streets, dramatic hillsides, wooded trails, and creeks all contribute to its unique character.
We are seeking a listing on The National Register of Historic Places, the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. In time, we hope to add many Local Historic Districts, as well. We currently have one: The Mary Street LHD. It holds the distinction of being Austin’s first historic district south of the river.
Under Federal Law, the listing of a property in the National Register places no restrictions on what a non-federal owner may do with their property up to and including destruction, unless the property is involved in a project that receives Federal assistance, usually funding or licensing/permitting.