Venice to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the beach pavilion

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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014 7:52 am | Updated: 11:28 am, Fri Feb 21, 2014.

VENICE, FL - Venice Area Beautification Inc. and the City of Venice will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Venice Beach Pavilion, Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 12:30 p.m.

The pavilion, completed in February 1964, was the third beach house built in Venice. The ultramodern hyperbolic paraboloid structure replaced a two-story Italianate structure that once housed the city government offices in its second story. It was built by Mitt Cousins in the 1930s and demolished in 1963 to make way for the open air concession.

The new pavilion was designed by New York architect Cyril Tucker and local engineer Bill Lindh, and constructed at a cost of $54,000. The gull-wing like roof is supported by coral rock walls. David Hamilton headed up the building committee composed of John Hogan, Bill Lindh and Paul Youngberg. Guy Curwood, who was the public works director, oversaw the construction project. Smyth D. Brohard was the mayor at the time.

VABI will unveil a new plaque at the event, which is free and open to the public.

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