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Artesian Park

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c. 1854. 800 block of N. Chaparral St. at Twigg St.

The park recalls the arrival of Zachary Taylor's Army of Observation in Corpus Christi. Encamped in rows of tents that extended for nearly a mile along the peninsula-shaped North Beach, the first water well for Taylor's four-thousand-man army was dug at the location of Artesian Park. The park was donated by Kinney to the city in 1854 in memory of the short but intense military interlude that, as supplier to the troops, turned him into a wealthy man. Beautified and expanded over the years, the park includes walkways, a pergola, and a gazebo.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


What's Nearby


Gerald Moorhead et al., "Artesian Park", [Corpus Christi, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 238-238.

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