Intersection of LBJ and MLK.

Sculpture at World's Only MLK-LBJ Intersection

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San Marcos, Texas

A cleverly designed sculpture stands at the world's only intersection of streets named for Martin Luther King Jr and Lyndon Baines Johnson. It's shaped like an oval gazebo, and its open roof has a mesh design that replicates a famous photo of MLK and LBJ sitting in the Oval Office, discussing Civil Rights legislation.

The sculpture, by Aaron Hussey, casts a shadow of the two men on the tiny corner plaza as the sun moves across the sky every day. Titled "Crossroads," it was unveiled on MLK Day 2014 -- but San Marcos otherwise has no connection to MLK or the Civil Rights movement. The artwork's purpose is simply to call attention to the uniquely named intersection, which it shares with a liquor store and a doughnut drive-thru.

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Sculpture at World's Only MLK-LBJ Intersection

Address:
E. Martin Luther King Jr Drive, San Marcos, TX
Directions:
South edge of downtown. Southwest corner S. Lyndon Baines Johnson Drive/Hwy 82 and E. Martin Luther King Jr Drive. Just north of the train tracks.
Hours:
Sunny days are best Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Free
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