Thursday, September 29, 2011

More Vintage Century Park Postcards

Here's a few more vintage pictures of Century Park, courtesy of the Black River Historical Society.

The beach shot (above) is scanned from the BRHS's Lorain Images of America book. The one with the view from the street-level vantage point of the (at left) is from the BRHS website.

It looks like that bath house was huge.

For a nice history of the park and dance hall, with special attention paid to the fact that the park was a stop on the Lake Shore Electric route, click here to visit the Lake Shore Rail Maps website.

When I lived on the east side of Lorain during the 1990's, Century Park was a handy destination for a walk or jog. It's a nice little lakefront park, kind of a poor step-sibling to the better known Lakeview Park.

It's a little surprising that Lorain needs help maintaining such a small park.

Incidentally, the postcard publishers must have realized their error with the "Lake View Park" label on the Century Park postcard that I posted yesterday. A properly labeled postcard (below) turned up in a Google search.

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