Retirement Living in Waco, Texas


The Texas Retired Teachers Residence Corporation was chartered in 1958 as a private non-profit charitable organization by nine visionary women.  The purpose of the corporation was to construct, provide, and maintain a residence primarily for retired teachers of Texas and their spouses, as well as to provide the type of residence that would be a memorial to all retired educators of Texas.

After extensive planning, the corporation opened the residence in 1964.  It was named  for Henry W. Stilwell, a founding trustee and tireless advocate for Texas’ teachers.  Sadly, Mr. Stilwell died before his dream became a reality.  The Stilwell family has continued to be involved and supportive of the work which Henry Stilwell began.

Archive Pictures

Picture of founding/ladies sitting

Early picture of Stilwell