Port Arthur, Texas: Only Conch Shell Wall in the U.S.

An early example of recycling, this 1929 wall made of imported conch shells is reportedly the only one outside of the Caribbean.
Address:
Procter St., Port Arthur, TX
Directions:
Downtown. On the east side of Procter St. between 5th and 6th Aves.
Hours:
Fenced off permanently.
Admission:
Free
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Conch Shell Wall.

Only Conch Shell Wall in the U.S.

Latest growth over the conch shell wall.

[Andrew Nova, 07/10/2019]

Conch wall.

Only Conch Shell Wall in the U.S.

The Conch Shell Wall is still here and fenced in. No way to get inside. But you can park and see it.

[Kim, 11/24/2015]

Conch shell wall.

Wall Made of Conch Shells

A wall made of conch shells imported from the Cayman Islands was built in 1929. Created by Dionicio Rodriguez, it's the only shell wall outside of the Caribbean. Built as the entrance to the Eddingston Court apartment complex. Interesting looking wall; unbelievable that it's all made out of shells.

[Irwin, 03/25/2013]

We know Dionicio Rodriguez from his work making the fake wood and grottos out of concrete at Old Mill Park in AR and the Crystal Shrine Grotto in Memphis.

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