1955 Bridgeport CT Pleasure Beach Amusement Park

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  • Item Category: Fraternal, Political, Organizations
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 17, 2010
  • Channel: Auction House

is a ca 1950s aerial view of Pleasure Beach Amusement Park and vicinity in Bridgeport Ct. Condition is as shown ( loosely mounted). Measures 15 x 20. Thanks for looking.

's some info on the history of the park.

The Ghost Town at Pleasure Beach

NOTE: It’s been brought to our attention by our readers that the remaining buildings of the amusement park were mysteriously demolished sometime in late August or the first week of September, 2009. The public is being urged to avoid visiting the area.

What : Connecticut’s largest ghost town W : Pleasure Beach, Bridgeport & Stratford, CT ( map )Admission : Private Property, “No Trespassing” Posted. Violators risk arrest. Best Time of Year : Spring through Fall Abandoned Since : 1996 Prints : To purchase prints of the photos below, click .

Pleasure Beach is the Bridgeport portion of a Connecticut barrier beach that extends 2-1/2 miles westerly from Point No Point (the portion in the adjoining town of Stratford is known as Long Beach). The area is Connecticut’s largest and most recent ghost town and abandoned recently in the late 90′s after arsonists torched the bridge connecting it to main land.

From 1892 until 1958, it was home to a popular amusement park of the same name. From 1904 to 1919, it was called “Steeplechase Island.” The amusement park was accessible primarily by ferry service and a wo
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