Delmar Fieldhouse

2020 Mangum Rd.
  • Architect
  • Year Built
  • Building Type
  • Neighborhood
    Spring Branch
  • Quadrant
  • Status
    Mod No More

From the Houston Architectural Guide by Stephen Fox: `The thin-shell paraboloid roof canopy of this gymnasium represents a comparatively rare local use of a technology that was quite popular in American architecture during the late 1950s and early 1960s.

It`s hard to look at the Delmar Fieldhouse and not wonder what great basketball players have played there. In the 1960s The University of Houston played its games in the building. Thousands upon thousands of high school games have also been played there. It`s also hard to look at the building and not think it looks as if a giant stepped on it and crushed it like a huge can of Coke. Houston Independent School District demolished the fieldhouse in 2016. In early 2017 a new fieldhouse was built in its place.