Travis Heights invites you

travisht.jpg The Heritage Society of Austin sponsors a tour on Saturday, May 7, from 10 am to 6 pm. Seven houses will be open within walking distance of one another in Travis Heights. This year every house is historic. There’s usually a poster for sale. T-shirts are generally reserved for the volunteer guides or docents. If you get tired, just stop for a rest in the shade of an oak tree or perch on some porch steps; have a friendly chat with a fellow Austinite, old friend or new acquaintance.

The Heritage Society of Austin has saved many buildings from destruction. The Heritage Homes Tour is a latecomer as a fund-raiser for HSA. For years, volunteers raised money by running the 1886 cafe and bakery in the Driskill.

Borrow the cookbook from the library sometime and see where some of Austin’s long-time menu favorites originated.

1 Comment so far

  1. omit (unregistered) on May 6th, 2005 @ 10:09 am

    I will be volunteering as a guide at 1308 Alta Vista (the house near the headquarters). It’s a great house and is notable for being the home of Austin civic leader Mabel Davis (who was the leading force behind the Garden Center at Zilker, started the Trail of Lights and had a park named after her) and the founding editor of the Texas Monthly, Bill Broyles (now a screenwriter whose credits include the Tom Hanks film “Cast Away”).

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