Waco, TX Historic Downtown Volksmarch

We walked this volksmarch a couple weeks ago so we walked it backwards this time for a different perspective. These are some more sites you can see in Waco.

The first span across the Brazos River, the Waco Suspension Bridge opened to horse-drawn wagon traffic in 1869.

The first span across the Brazos River, the Waco Suspension Bridge opened to horse-drawn wagon traffic in 1869.

This marker stands and the end of this historic bridge over the Brazos River in Waco.

This marker stands and the end of this historic bridge over the Brazos River in Waco.

New memorial by the suspension bridge.

New memorial by the suspension bridge.

We walked under the bridge on the riverwalk.

We walked under the bridge on the riverwalk.

Pedestal is a remnant of the interurban railway that used to connect Waco to Dallas. Built in 1912 it was discontinued in 1948.

Pedestal is a remnant of the interurban railway that used to connect Waco to Dallas. Built in 1912 it was discontinued in 1948.

Martin Luther King Jr. mural on the Riverwalk.

Martin Luther King Jr. mural on the interurban railroad pedestal.

Abandoned Cotton Belt RR Bridge

Abandoned Cotton Belt RR Bridge

McLane Stadium

McLane Stadium

Crooked Root Hamburger Restaurant.

Crooked Root Hamburger Restaurant.

Section of the walk where they are doing construction. Going is a little rough.

Section of the walk where they are doing construction. Going is a little rough.

 Playhouse, built in 1881, behind the Earl-Napier-Kinnard House.

Playhouse, built in 1881, behind the Earl-Napier-Kinnard House.

Columns surrounding the doorway of the First Baptist Church which was completed in 1907.

Columns surrounding the doorway of the First Baptist Church which was completed in 1907.

The Artesian building was built to bottle Dr Pepper and construction was completed in 1906. Dr Pepper was bottled there into the 1960s.

The Artesian building was built to bottle Dr Pepper and construction was completed in 1906. Dr Pepper was bottled there into the 1960s.

The Praetorian building towered over the city in 1915 as one of the first skyscrapers in Central Texas. On July 26, 1984, the National Register of Historic Places added the building to its list as an exemplar of the Chicago School of architecture.

The Praetorian building towered over the city in 1915 as one of the first skyscrapers in Central Texas. On July 26, 1984, the National Register of Historic Places added the building to its list as an exemplar of the Chicago School of architecture.

New round apartment building.

New round apartment building.

The historic federal building constructed in 1936 by the WPA.

The historic federal building constructed in 1936 by the WPA.

Waco Trib Newspaper Office.

Waco Trib Newspaper Office.

First Presbyterian Church is an English Gothic-style church erected in 1912.

First Presbyterian Church is an English Gothic-style church erected in 1912.

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I am an avid Volksmarcher. I belong to Texas County Walkers in Mesquite.
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