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Location DB > United States > Connecticut > Bridgeport > Pleasure Beach
 Name
Pleasure Beach
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 Database Info
created by Dowcet on 11/20/2005 5:17 PM
last modified by voyagerfan99 on 7/12/2010 3:40 PM
 Viewability
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
Cottages and the ruins of a beach resort, on a peninsula visible from downtown Bridgeport.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information
Address

Bridgeport, Connecticut
United States
Owner: City of Bridgeport
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  •  Interesting Features
    In various states of decay, and with different degrees of accessibility:

    - beach facilities
    - a theatre (the Polkadot Playhouse, ancestor of the active Playhouse on the Green)
    - a gutted carousel (some of the wooden horses are on display at the Barnum Museum)
    - a bumper car facility (which was apparently used later for training police dogs)
    - at least a dozen cottages along a street, all officially abandoned as of June 2007
    - pair of radio towers (active, can be seen from I-95 and downtown Bridgeport)
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • there used to be grouchy residents who liked to call the cops, but they are gone now
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1892
    Closed: 1951
     Required Equipment
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment

     History
    This was a very active amusement park until the early 1950s. Things were removed and burned down and it decayed into a blighted urban park, until the bridge from downtown Bridgeport burned almost completely on Father's Day, 1996. Now, it can only be accessed by boat, or over land from a neighboring town.
     Media Coverage
    "The Return of Pleasure Beach: How long can Bridgeport neglect one of its few assets?" Mike Sembros, Fairfield County Weekly, February 6, 2003

    http://www.fairfie....html?oid=oid:1618

    "Council Approves Long Beach Sale" Linda R. Goodman, Stratford Star, December 6, 2007

    http://www.zwire.c...19&newsid=19090515
     Future Plans
    Over the years, many redevelopment plans have been proposed and scrapped, including a Trump casino. As of December 2007, a final plan is nearly approved to demolish the cottages and expand the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge. In the end of 2009 and beginning of 2010, everything was demolished and the remaining residents were finally told to leave.
     Stories


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     Photo Galleries
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    c. 2000
    Sun, Nov 20th, 2005
    posted by Dowcet
    9 pictures
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    Colors In the Night
    Wed, Feb 1st, 2006
    posted by Dr. Whitham
    12 pictures
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    Off Season
    Sat, Apr 8th, 2006
    posted by Vulp
    7 pictures
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    September 05
    Tue, Nov 28th, 2006
    posted by n-rock
    8 pictures
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    Oct. 2007 [by LeiYa]
    Thu, Jan 3rd, 2008
    posted by LeiYa
    13 pictures
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    June 2008
    Mon, Aug 18th, 2008
    posted by LeiYa
    7 pictures
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    rana x. photos
    Mon, Sep 21st, 2009
    posted by Rana X.
    23 pictures
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    Pleasure Beach in the Summer
    Tue, Dec 22nd, 2009
    posted by A.P.
    10 pictures
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    Last visit.. (April 2010)
    Sun, Sep 26th, 2010
    posted by LeiYa
    25 pictures
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    Back in Time (2008)
    Sat, May 19th, 2012
    posted by Vulp
    7 pictures
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    Everything I shot here '08 - '10
    Sat, Mar 9th, 2013
    posted by Adv.Pack
    21 pictures
     


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     Web Links
    http://bridgeport....tiondetailid=27160 - The peninsula and its thriving amusement park were originally named "Steeplechase Island". This site shows vintage postcards show the resort at the height of its popularity.

    http://www.wicc600.com/transmitter3.htm - Historical details and photos about the commercial radio transmitters located at Pleasure Beach. Includes an old schematic map of the immediate area.

    http://ui3.info/d/gallery/pleasureBeach/ - A gallery of detailed snapshots from summer of 2005.


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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 3/9/2013 12:38 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Mar 9 13 at 12:38, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Mar 9 13 at 2:48, Adv.Pack updated gallery Everything I shot here '08 - '10
  • on Mar 9 13 at 2:48, Adv.Pack updated gallery Everything I shot here
  • on Mar 9 13 at 2:47, Adv.Pack updated gallery Everything I shot here
  • on Mar 9 13 at 2:45, Adv.Pack added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Mar 9 13 at 2:45, Adv.Pack added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Mar 9 13 at 2:43, Adv.Pack added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Mar 9 13 at 2:39, Adv.Pack created a new gallery
  • on May 19 12 at 15:21, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on May 19 12 at 2:04, Vulp added some pictures to a gallery
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