Old Sylvan Beach and the Pavilions

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Sylvan Beach is synonymous with bathing beauties, moonlit pavilions, the jitterbug, the Charleston, and a train called the Moonlight Express, as well as picnics, carnivals, music, romance, love, and legend. The unlikely truth is that familiarity and age can make our most beautiful treasures banal if we do not pause to remember and observe and venerate the events and moments when we first saw, or most appreciated, a place like Sylvan Beach. For this reason, we ask you to come back with us to Sylvan Beach, where, for over 100 years, Houston and much of Texas has come to play, dance, pray, fall in love, relax, or simply swim in the bay. Today, the park and its pavilion are enjoying renewed popularity.
ISBN: 9781467132077
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Texas
Series: Images of America
Images: 198
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Ann Uloth Malone is past president of the La Porte Bay Area Heritage Society. She was married to Norman Malone, who served the communities of Lomax and La Porte as councilman and mayor for over 20 years. Dan Becker is a bookstore owner, attorney, and president of the Harris County Historical Society. Photographs in this book come primarily from the La Porte Bay Area Heritage Society Museum Archives.