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Houston Street Viaduct

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1912, Hedrick and Cochrane. S. Houston St. between I-30/35 and Zang Blvd.

Replacing earlier bridges to the north, the viaduct complemented the flood control levees proposed in the Kessler Plan. The viaduct, the winning entry in a design competition, is composed of fifty-one concrete arches, one of the longest such structures built at the time. At the west end of the viaduct, Lake Cliff Park (1906; 300 block of E. Colorado Boulevard) was an amusement park built by Charles Mangold and John Zang to attract new residents to Oak Cliff. Landscaping with an irregular-shaped lake and picturesque groups of trees was designed in 1944 by Hare and Hare.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Houston Street Viaduct", [Dallas, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 182-182.

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