Villa Maria/Wellborn Rd Under Pass, Bryan, TX
People who have lived in the Bryan/College Station TX area understand the past congestion and headache associated with this area of town prior to the overpass construction in 2010. I for one love not having to wait for the train at this location. I’ve always wanted to express my appreciation to the City of Bryan for their artful consideration, and especially to Maury Jacob, for making not only a functional bypass, but for taking the time to make it beautiful as well. The mosaics are a joy to drive pass and they add so much to the beauty of the city. My house resides in rural College Station, but I LIVE in the Bryan/College Station, TX area. To me, they are one city, because I work and play in both. As a realtor, I love showing my home off to new customers entertaining the thought of moving here.
My only regret is not being able to stop my car and just look at each piece of art. Even the structure is beautiful. My compliments to all involved in this project in particular, and those involved in future decision making who love my home as much as I do.
Myke Leatham, Broker/Owner
‘Let Myke Help You With Your HOMEwork!’
Brazos County Realty, LLC
Email: [email protected]
[An article in the Bryan-College Station Eagle details how a Texas A&M former landscape architecture student has brought art to Brazos Valley highways at a minimal cost to Texas taxpayers.
“Lately, as I’ve sat at traffic lights beneath our new highway bridges, I’ve been enjoying the aesthetics incorporated into the structures,” wrote Donnis Baggett in the Eagle’s Jan. 17 issue. “The murals at the railroad underpass on Villa Maria, for example. The faux giant nuts and bolts beneath the flyover at Texas Avenue and Texas 6. The colorful cowboys riding right at the traffic at Wellborn Road and F.M. 2818.”
The pieces are the work of Maury Jacob, who earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree at Texas A&M in 1987. He’s the landscape architect for the Bryan District of the Texas Department of Transportation.
Baggett was especially impressed by Jacob’s idea to install a collection of mosaics in the railroad underpass on Villa Maria in Bryan. Tiles were manufactured for each mosaic from a computer program’s rendering of photographs of local landmarks.
“The contractor just installs it like sheets of tile,” Maury says. “It’s very inexpensive, but doesn’t look it.”
For Baggett’s story in the Eagle, visit http://www.theeagle.com]
– Posted: Feb. 17, 2010-