Bringing a landmark back to life
One station theme – the importance of home, family and education – reflects the facility's locale: an old South Oak Cliff neighborhood dotted with churches, schools and small businesses.
Another theme – the prominence of transportation in the neighborhood's history – is emphasized because the station is just west of the Monroe Shops Historic Building, one of the few surviving structures from the Southern Traction Company (later the Texas Electric Railway Interurban) that closed in 1948. Station design echoes the shop's colors, detailing and materials.
Ayokunle Odeleye's massive, freestanding sculpture, Spirit, Mind, and Family, greets everyone passing by or through the station. A variety of cast bronze images honor the family unit, the history of the neighborhood, the role of transportation, and the importance of education.
Design Artist: Albert Shaw
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