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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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1995, Overland Partners Architects. 4801 La-Crosse St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )
  • (The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)

This complex of buildings and structures constitutes one of the most significant architectural developments in Central Texas in the 1990s. The buildings are constructed of local limestone with metal roofs that combine with large rainwater cisterns and carefully designed gardens to make a distinctive landscape that appears as a collection of ancient ruins and rural vernacular structures. It is today the premier center for research and education on Texas wildflowers and native vegetation, inspired by the former First Lady's love of the Texas landscape.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center", [Austin, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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