"El Trabajo Rustico" Art
of Dionicio Rodriguez
in Southeast Texas


publication on Rodriquez's work: "Capturing Nature: The Cement Sculpture of Dionicio Rodriguez"



aviary at the Houston Zoological Gardens
(now the flamingo habitat at the Houston Zoo)
built c.1926
The Houston Zoo
6200 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, Texas


NOTE: The original components of the aviary included a grotto fountain
and two faux bois "trees". The fountain was demolished
c.2011 / 2012, only the two "trees" remain.





view of original "tree" with new fountain (built c. 2012)
that replaced Rodriguez's original grotto fountain








2010 photos of original grotto fountain



vintage postcard




cross and benches at Woodlawn Garden of Memories Cemetery
built c. 1940
1101 Antoine Drive
Houston, Texas


NOTE: Other site components by Rodriguez, including benches
and planters, are not photographed.









palapa benches, originally for the Phelan Mansion
(now on the grounds of Christus Dubuis Hospital of Beaumont
/ visible from the street)
built c. 1930
2830 Calder Avenue
Beaumont, Texas


NOTE: Other site components by Rodriguez, including a
table and planter, are not photographed. Larger site
components, including a gazebo, pool house and bridges,
were demolished in the 1950s.









conch shell wall at Eddingston Court
built 1929
100 Eddingston Court
Port Arthur, Texas


NOTE: Other site components by Rodriguez, including a fountain,
fish pond, conch shell "cave" and other decorative
elements, are not photographed.












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