Travis College Hill District

Garland's Travis College Hill Historic District, located on Eleventh Street, between Avenues B and D, was awarded a State Historic Marker from the Texas Historical Commission in 2015. For more details about the history of Travis College Hill District, download the Travis College Hill District Home Tour Brochure (PDF).

301 S. Eleventh Street, Built 1915

Prominent Garlandite Andrew Jackson Beaver built this home, originally painted gray, which withstood the 1927 deadly tornado. Grocer Beaver was a two-term city alderman (forerunner of city councilman) and later served as Garland school-board president.

A small yellow house with a large front porch.

411 S. Eleventh Street, Built 1916

The house is said to be the first house in Garland to have an indoor plumbed bathroom with a sink and toilet. Early day residents of the home were Garland Mayor G. Lester Davis and his wife, Mattie Cole Davis, the Cole and Davis Dry Goods family on the downtown square.

A large house with shrubs in front.

400 S. Eleventh Street, Built 1916

This dwelling was the longtime residence of Curtis Crossman Senior and his wife, Dixie Tucker Crossman. The Crossman home was the scene of more club functions and political receptions than anyone could count. Dixie was the quintessential Southern hostess; an invitation to her home was a coveted experience, to be sure.

A house with a front porch and red and white painted trim.

313 S. Eleventh Street, Built 1916

This one-story home was originally the residence of James E. and Edith McCallum Beaver. Jim Beaver was a farmer; Edith managed the Garland school cafeteria back when all grades were under one roof. The family donated farmland off Jupiter near Buckingham roads so the school district could build Edith Beaver Elementary, named for Mrs. Beaver and opened in 1960.

A white house with blue painted trim.

317 S. Eleventh Street, Built 1890s

In 1985 the Pace House was given to the City of Garland. The building-construction trades program at five local schools helped refurbish it. For years it was used as a city events center. In October 2014 it was moved to South Eleventh Street to return to residential use.

An old white house with a front porch.
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