Ontario Beach Park in Charlotte

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Ontario Beach Park in Charlotte looking east, late 1800's. Considered the "Coney Island of Western New York," the amusement park included an extensive boardwalk, ethnic villages, bath houses, and variety shows. Bostock's Animal Show facility is seen on the right and the Scenic Railway platform in the distance on the left. Aerial performers, carnival games and live music were also featured at the park. It reached its hey-day in the late 1800's. The arrival of the automobile, several destructive fires and Prohibition all played a role in its demise. Around 1920, the City of Rochester acquired the land, razed the deteriorating structures and began plans to convert it into a city park.
Location:Greece, New York
Source:Office of the Town Historian
Categories: Parks & Recreation
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Date Added:April 30, 2021
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