Sylvan Beach Pavilion

Sylvan Beach Dr. – La Porte TX (built 1955-56; architect Raymond Brogniez)   From Houston Magazine, February 1955:   Pointing to preliminary work well underway, County Commissioner Kyle Chapman estimates the Sylvan Beach Park – vista-deck pavilion with huge air-conditioned dance floor, swimming pool, fishing-boating pier, playgrounds and picnic area – will be completed by late summer to offer “one of… Read more →

Seaholm Power Plant Intake Facility

Lady Bird Lake – Austin TX (built 1950; designed by Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co.)   The Seaholm Intake Facility is the only structure built along Lady Bird Lake and current city code prohibits any new construction along the lake, making this a unique building. It is currently owned by Austin Parks & Recreation. The larger power plant complex is… Read more →