"Seventh", the sculpture on Davis at Bishop, evokes a streetcar wheel.

The new Oak Cliff streetcar line is still a few years off. But a new sculpture from Art Garcia, which was installed Wednesday on Davis at Bishop, puts the history and future of our “streetcar suburb” in perspective.

The Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs commissioned Garcia to design the sculpture titled “Seventh”. The name comes from the old Oak Cliff streetcar line of the same name. It ran from downtown to Bishop and right through what is now the Bishop Arts District at Seventh Street.

The sculpture is based on a streetcar wheel, and it is inscribed with people’s memories from the streetcar days, which Garcia pulled from historian Bob Crockett’s book about Oak Cliff.