|"Travis School, one of the
best built and most modern of Houston's fine system of public schools, is located in
Woodland Heights, and was erected during 1908-09. It's unusually large playgrounds,
covering an entire block, were donated to the city for the purpose. It is an
eight-room brick building, constructed in such a manner as to allow the addition of extra
rooms as they are needed."*
In 1903, Beauchamp
Springs School changed its name to William B. Travis Elementary School. In 1909, a
three-story building with 12 classrooms was opened and in 1914, six additional classrooms were added.
In 1926, a two story building with 12 classrooms, an auditorium and a cafeteria was opened.
"Woodland Heights" a brochure from the William A.
Wilson Realty Company, Houston, Texas 1910.
Department, Travis School. The boys made simple
woodworking projects, such as pictures frames and little tables.
|Prof. F.M. Black Principal
of Travis School 1910-1935