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I was hoping someone who knows the older parts of Houston (such as Heights, River Oaks) could shed some light on something for me. I hunt for abandoned roads and old right-of-ways in the primarily west side of Houston, and I recently took notice of one on North Shepherd Dr. between 34th and 38th St., near the Garden Oaks Theater. On either side of the North Shepherd main drag where the underpass goes beneath the railroad corridor, there are two old right-of-ways surrounding the main road at ground level. These old right of ways have been closed off for a long time, but they are very unusual. Even the oldest aerial imagery I could find shows both the main lanes of North Shepherd, and the little side street up at ground level. Were the two built in conjunction? Or did the outer roads pre-date the current right of way that dips below the railroad? I would love to learn more about this bizarre configuration.