The Travis Heights-Fairview Park Historic District effort is supported by a group of dedicated neighborhood volunteers as well as a team of professional preservation consultants. Casey Gallagher, Emily Reed, and Julie Yost each hold Master’s degrees in Historic Preservation and are organizing the survey results and preparing a comprehensive historic narrative for the neighborhood. Josh Conrad holds Masters’ degrees in Historic Preservation and Architecture and is leading the development of the Design Standards for the district, as well as managing the webpage. Neighborhood volunteers Melanie Martinez who started this effort several years ago, Michele Webre who is the present coordinator, and Julia Morgan who is heading the Design Standards Committee are working with the consultants and other volunteers in these efforts.
To commemorate and preserve our historic heritage, we are seeking designation as a City of Austin Local Historic District and later, as a National Register Historic District. It is a long process, but we are hopeful we will win the support to have our neighborhood’s history officially recognized by the City of Austin and the State of Texas.
We need volunteers, donations, and feedback from the neighborhood so please let us know if you have any questions or would like to help.
Contact Michele Webre at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.