A photo of a band at the 1900 Juneteenth celebration at Eastwoods Park. See Article. CREDIT: GRACE MURRAY STEPHENSON, AUSTIN HISTORY CENTER, PICA 05481 Juneteenth 2020 brings even deeper meaning to the celebration of the end of slavery in the United States, given our greater awareness of the systemic racism […]
Historic Travis Heights
The Travis Heights-Fairview Park Historic District Project in Austin, Texas is a volunteer effort by neighbors within the proposed historic district.
Save the second weekend of November! We are planning a big event to celebrate our neighborhood’s history and raise donations towards our National Register Historic District effort. If you would like to help or make in-kind donations, please contact Melanie@HistoricTravisHeights.org.
Last month’s cocktail party at the lovely Wilkins-Gullett House on Newning Avenue happened so spontaneously we neglected to post about it here, but we’re on top of this month’s party. Join us Friday, July 27, 5:30-7:30 at Hugh and Claudette Lowe’s lovely home, The Academy, also known as the Mather-Kirkland […]
We’ll update you on the status of our boundaries and application progress, as well as strategize about fundraising. Please come!! Also, thank you to Elizabeth Brooks and Carrie Bills, our wonderful neighborhood realtors who donated $1,000 each to the effort. A big thank you to Robin Sanders, who also made […]
It’s been ages and we’ve been in a lull due to lack of funds, but I have been so shaken by losses in the neighborhood that I just had to make another push and get this ball rolling again. (Anyone who wants to help, PLEASE come forward!) Despite it being […]
Here is your chance to tour the Alberto Garcia House, 1214 Newning Ave. You’ve seen it under construction for the last 20 years, now you can learn what went into its restoration from the contractors and craftspeople who did the work. Thursday, October 6 6–7 p.m. Overview & Tour 7–8 […]
This mysterious house at 1924 Newning Avenue is finally having its story told. Come and learn more about it and its fascinating past at a fundraiser for our historic district effort. It will be an afternoon affair on Sunday, May 23, from 3-5 p.m. Admission is $15. The City of […]
Purchase a colorful serigraph print by Jon Pattillo and benefit historic Travis Heights.
Survey map in hand, volunteer organizers met with Greg Smith of the Texas Historical Commission today to check in on our progress toward creating a National Register Historic District for Travis Heights-Fairview Park. After assessing our progress, we learned we now need to breaking up the sections of our district […]