Travis Heights’ and Fairview 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.
On July 30, 2021, we were listed on The National Register of Historic Places, the official roster 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. Both districts hold the distinction of being Austin’s first Local and National historic districts south of the river.
Read our official Nomination Narrative, which describes our neighborhood history and shows the boundaries and maps, as well as a list of contributing and non-contributing properties, and representative photos.
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 demolition, unless the property is involved in a project that receives Federal assistance, usually funding or licensing/permitting. A Local Historic District requires that specific design standards be maintained.