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Bath House Cultural Center

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1929, Carson and Linskie; 1997 renovated, Spencer Design Group. 521 E. Lawther Dr.

A bathing beach and bathhouse were among the first amenities built beside White Rock Lake. Stretched across the lakefront, the reinforced concrete one-story structure is expressed with vertically fluted piers in an early Moderne scheme. The compound cornice of the entrance pavilion is cast in abstracted dentils and corbeled modillions. The Center now supports programs of visual and performing arts.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Bath House Cultural Center", [Dallas, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 178-178.

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