Sylvan Beach Pavilion Restoration
The 1956 Sylvan Beach Pavilion is a Texas Historical Landmark located in La Porte’s historic Sylvan Beach Park on Galveston Bay. After having endured several hurricanes and years of neglect, the historic building underwent a restoration that reinstates its status as a showcase venue. Walter P Moore provided some restoration design aspects for the historic waterfront facility. A combination of nondestructive testing, field investigation, and material analysis were implemented to determine the capacity of the existing structure and identify elements requiring strengthening to meet the updated code requirements for windstorm resistance. Walter P Moore also designed significant improvements to site drainage and additional access structures.