4th-ANNUAL TRAVIS COLLEGE HILL HISTORIC HOME TOUR DATE ANNOUNCED FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018
Homes in both historic Travis College Hill and Embree will be on display during the 4th-annual Travis College Hill Home Tour, to be held on Saturday, April 28, from 1 to 5 p.m.
The public can join in a 100th-birthday celebration for one of the homes, at 400 South 11th Street. The Craftsman-inspired dwelling was built in 1918. A giant birthday cake and hot dogs will be served.
The neighborhood, with 11th Street between Avenues B and D at its heart, will dedicate its new 11th-Street Entryway Garden and Monarch Butterfly Waystation at noon before the tour begins at 1. Preceding this will be a Monarch Magical 1K Fun Walk from 11 to noon. Participants will be asked to create their own butterfly wings to enter the walk.
This year's tour not only will feature vintage homes on 11th Street, including Garland's Historic Pace House, but select dwellings in historic Embree (across Avenue D to the south of Travis College Hill) will also be open to the public this year. Ideally visitors will see a wide range of dwellings to be appreciated in the older areas of Garland.
Admission for the home tour is $10 per person. Proceeds benefit three charities—Running 4 Clean Water, Texas Fallen Officer Foundation, and Friends of Garland's Historic Magic 11th Street. Persons wishing to enter the Monarch Magical 1K Fun Walk may purchase a combined $15 ticket admitting them both to the home tour and the walk.
The Travis College Hill Historic District, platted in 1913, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017 and was Garland's first National Register Historic District. Embree was an antecedent community to Garland. It became a part of Garland upon incorporation in 1891.
More information will be forthcoming about how to purchase advance tickets.