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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Heritage Crossing Coordinator
Office Location: Mailing Address:
Garland Landmark Museum Heritage Crossing
393 N. Sixth Street PO Box 469002
Garland, Texas 75040 Garland, Texas 75046
By appointment only, Monday through Friday.
Garland Landmark Society Mailing Address:
PO Box 462232
Garland, Texas 75046