Strength & Promise

Strength & Promise


This corner holds a lot of historical and potential meaning for San Marcos. Amid signs of decay are hints of an emerging future identity for San Marcos that builds on the strengths of the past and the promise of days ahead. Much of the meaning of this intersection is held in the names of the streets. To the best of our knowledge there is no other intersection of Lyndon Baines Johnson Drive and Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive in the United States.

Key Entry Point


As a key entry point to the city from both north and south, this intersection links historically diverse community neighborhoods: to the west, the African American heritage in the Dunbar Historic District down Martin Luther King Drive.; to the south, the Hispanic culture of San Marcos symbolized in El Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos on South LBJ Drive to the north, the historic downtown of San Marcos on LBJ Drive and to the east, our beautiful river and the possible future home of a passenger rail stop.

In each of these neighborhoods, resurgent community is blooming in regular celebrations at El Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos, the farmers market and new LBJ Museum sign downtown, the restoration of the Cephus House and creation of the Eddie Durham Park, and in this memorial.