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Author Topic: 1971 photo of Memorial Drive in Houston  (Read 2204 times)

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1971 photo of Memorial Drive in Houston
« on: July 15, 2010, 04:07:06 PM »

Just saw this on Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Downtown_Houston_1971.jpg

In mirroring the image to correct perspective, the gantry has the following legend:

"Texas Avenue
Harrisburg" as the mainline

and
"Gulf Fwy
Rusk" at the exit

Here's the signbridge in question - with no signs - nearly 40 years later:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=1+Shell+Plaza,+Houston&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=41.275297,68.027344&ie=UTF8&hq=1+Shell+Plaza,&hnear=Houston,+Harris,+Texas&ll=29.764198,-95.378508&spn=0,0.002076&t=k&z=19&layer=c&cbll=29.763443,-95.378839&panoid=_zCl2ERWb8x4_DxevGNQzw&cbp=12,101.61,,0,-1.74
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Re: 1971 photo of Memorial Drive in Houston
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2010, 04:15:17 PM »

why did the photo get mirrored in the first place?  Hopefully someone will upload the corrected version soon
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Re: 1971 photo of Memorial Drive in Houston
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2010, 02:19:32 AM »

Here ya go, i got bored so here:

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