Posts Tagged ‘Houston Street Viaduct’

viaduct – what, again?

July 25th, 2009 No comments

viaduct 50s

Is everybody tired of the Houston Street Viaduct? This’ll be the last one for awhile. Notice The Republic National Bank Building’s spire is now the tallest thing in the skyline, and advertising has finally crept into the scene via the Seagram’s 7 billboard.

Viaduct continued

July 25th, 2009 No comments

viaductnite pc

A more crudely rendered interpretation of the Houston Street Viaduct. Probably from the 1940s, but it’s hard to tell from the cars. I haven’t discovered the era of these particular automobiles; they appear to be half the size of a Smart Car. The Magnolia Building was still the most prominent skyscraper.

ode to the viaduct

July 24th, 2009 No comments
photo by Claudia A. De La Garza

photo by Claudia A. De La Garza

“Floods Never Again to Divide City”. Well, maybe not floods, but the bridge is a constant reminder that Oak Cliff has its own identity.

This 2006 photo was shot in the Bishop Arts District.


July 23rd, 2009 No comments

viaduct nite 1940b

I found a series of postcard views of the Oak Cliff Viaduct. Here’s one from the 1940s. I guess the city lights are reflecting brightly on the Trinity, although I really think it’s someone’s flight of fancy. Maybe they were wishing for a town lake.