In 1929, Carsey and Linskie secured an important commission from the Dallas Parks Department. In an effort to develop White Rock Lake for recreational uses, they retained Carsey and Linskie to design a boat house and a bath house. The bath house, made of reinforced concrete and designed with fluted piers, became one of the earliest Art Deco buildings in Dallas. In 1931, Carsey and Linskie designed a prominent Tudor home at 1414 Colorado. This work joins four or five others that set the tone for Kessler Park and Old Oak Cliff. In 1949, John D. Carsey designed one of the first classic mid-century modern homes in Dallas at 5343 Wateka in Greenway Parks.