Sylvan Beach

Bringing Back the Romance of Sylvan Beach

(Photograph from La Porte Community Library Vertical Files, donated by family of Erna B. Foxworth)One of my first assignments when coming to work at La Porte Community Library was to organize the local history materials.

Sylvan Beach Park captured my interest quickly: In the beginning decades of the 20th century, Sylvan Beach was a major attraction; people came from all over the country to enjoy the beach, Galveston Bay breezes, large dance floor with high quality bands, “bathing girl revues”, picnics, and other pastimes.

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