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1929, Dionicio Rodríguez. Broadway at Patterson St.
  • (Photograph by Jason Coleman)

Despite the organic nature of the design— a group of three tree trunks covered by a thatched roof—Rodríguez constructed the shelter using a steel frame and tinted concrete. The molded benches are designed to resemble tree roots and stumps that rest on concrete pavements treated to look like bark. Once serving as a trolley stop on River Street (now Broadway Boulevard), the tracks were removed in 1931, and the shelter now functions as a bus stop along the heavily trafficked Broadway Boulevard between the neighborhood of Alamo Heights and the Incarnate Word College. The shelter was donated by the San Antonio Portland Cement Company (now Alamo Cement).

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Bus Stop", [Alamo Heights, 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, 182-182.

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