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Historic Markers

The Travis College Hill Historic District may be only two blocks long, but it is the home to eight commemorative markers/historic signs that help preserve history of the area. Read about them and view them below.

  • Texas Historical Marker telling the significance of Travis College Hill and 11th Street (formerly Garland Avenue) to the history of Garland. Installed in 2015.

  • National Register for Historic Places plaque signifying Travis College Hill's place on this prestigious list. Installed in 2017. 

  • Annie Dickson commemorative plaque, honoring Garland's first Black female member of the Garland City Council and one of the first Pace House docents. Installed in 2020.

  • COVID-19 commemorative sculpture memorializing the 790-plus Garlandites that have perished in the COVID-19 pandemic. Installed in 2022.

  • South Entryway Garden and Monarch Waystation—a large commemorative sign marking the south entrance to the Travis College Hill Historic District (Avenue D at 11th Street) and establishing the neighborhood's first Monarch Butterfly Waystation. Installed in 2018.

  • North Entryway Garden and Monarch Waystation—a large commemorative sign honoring the resilience of Travis College Hill through two pandemics, two world wars, the Great Depression, the 1927 deadly Garland tornado, and other challenges. The area includes the neighborhood's Little Free Library. Installed in 2021.

  • Mayoral plaque—large commemorative plaque honoring the six mayors of Garland that have sprung from 11th-Street roots. Installed in 2018.

  • Virginia Weir Brown—small plaque in rose bed memorializing Virginia Weir Brown, 1926-2010, longtime Garland resident and daughter of Samuel and Ilma Beaver Weir of 301 South 11th Street.

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