Society & Culture
The Lincoln Park Murals and the I-10 Connect Project in El Paso, Texas
This episode of Los Professors details the fate of Lincoln Park's first murals due to the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT's) I-10 Connect Project. Murals to be demolished include the first murals painted at Lincoln Park. Lincoln Park is located at 4001 Durazno Street in South Central El Paso under what is locally known as "The Spaghetti Bowl" which is the city's first highway interchange. It was built as a result of joining Interstate 10, U.S. Highway 54 and U.S. Highway 110 which leads to the Bridge of the Americas (BOTA). The BOTA leads into Cd. Juarez, Mexico. The Lincoln Park Conservation Committee (LPCC), a City of El Paso recognized Neighborhood Association and Partner-in-Parks, has been working with TxDOT to save and reopen Lincoln Center (formerly Lincoln School). The building was closed in 2006 by the City of El Paso. This episode recounts the actions LPCC engaged in to try and save the murals. LPCC is the only grass-roots organization in Texas to date meeting with TxDOT over contested space.
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