One of the purposes of the Historic College Hill Neighborhood Association is to “encourage the preservation, protection, and beautification of our historic neighborhood.” In an effort to accomplish this, an abandoned railroad property on the corner of Cate and Miller was reclaimed and along with the City of Maryville and the Park and Rec Department a park has been established in 2009.
Previous projects of the association has been to build a pavilion, add swing sets, park benches, and most recently a flag pole. Last year the Neighborhood Association, along with the Woodmen of the World, had a work day where plants, shrubs, and flowers were planted according to the long range landscaping plan designed by Al Hill.
This year’s project is to create a Celebration Wall on the base of the existing concrete bridge wall that was left from the overpass of the railroad. Orders are being taken for bricks that will be placed along the top of the wall. Contributors will have an opportunity to pay tribute to a family member, a home, or a business in the historic district. Many homes and families are purchasing bricks that acknowledge a relative who once lived in the neighborhood or city. Family members, children and grandchildren can enjoy visiting this site and seeing their name on the Celebration Wall. The cost of the bricks are $50 with proceeds going to future projects in the neighborhood. Click Brick Wall Application for an order form.