Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Crystal Beach Park Historical Marker

The new plaque commemorating Crystal Beach amusement park
on the grounds of the Crystal Shore Apartments in Vermilion
May 28, 1947 ad for Crystal Beach
from the Lorain Journal
Anyone with an appreciation for the past should be pleased with recent efforts being taken to make sure that local history isn’t forgotten.

The erection of permanent historical markers in places that can be easily viewed by the public is a nice new trend. On Monday, I wrote about an Ohio Historical Marker dedicated last month in Avon Lake at the shopping center, honoring the old interurban station that was once at that location.

Well, a little less than twenty miles to the west in Vermilion, historical markers were recently erected commemorating Crystal Beach Park, the amusement park once located there.

According to this article in the Chronicle-Telegram by Rini Jeffers, a commemorative plaque was installed on a pylon that once anchored a ride called the Tumble Bug. Today the pylon serves as a base for a flagpole on the grounds of the Crystal Shore Apartments.

Here’s a closeup of both sides of the historical plaque.

For the complete history of Crystal Beach, including rare archival photos, be sure to visit this link on historian Rich Tarrant’s always interesting Vermilion Views website. Rich also has a well-written piece about the park on the Vermilion Photojournal website.

1 comment:

-Alan D Hopewell said...

I so well remember going to Crystal Beach as a child,enjoying the rides, the Arcade, and the food; nothing like it.