Garland Designates its First Historical District
A Garland neighborhood is now recognized by the Garland City Council as “historically significant,” the first in city to be formally designated as such.
The Garland City Council approved a resolution on May 20 bestowing the designation on the Travis College Hill Addition and endorsing the voluntary preservation guidelines adopted by property owners in the neighborhood. The neighborhood will now be known as the Travis College Hill Historic Area.
The Travis College Hill Addition is one of the oldest subdivisions within the city, having been established in 1913. It includes the area on South 11th Street between West Avenues B and D. The cluster of 11 homes represents one of the best collections of historic homes in Garland, including six that date to the original era and several homes built in the “Craftsman” architectural style.
The purpose of the designation is to preserve the character and distinctiveness of this district but without causing undue expense or hardship on the current homeowners. The district’s voluntary guidelines call for all repairs, expansion, maintenance or renovations to support each individual home’s history and style.
Mayor Douglas Athas and other members of the Garland City Council will present a proclamation to the Travis College Hill residents during a neighborhood celebration on May 31.