Could everyone write one simple essay about something that once happened in Saltaire…that they saw or were a part of…and put it on one big website? Somebody should collect a lot of stories before we all forget. Otherwise it is like a line in “On The Beach” : The history of the war that now would never be written.” -(JO'H)

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Early Saltaire View with just the Casino

This postcard is from a series of very early   promotional postcards.  
This one is very interesting.
Look carefully. To the east  of the casino there is nothing.  Nothing, not a single house within view. Not the Hilton House, not O'Shea,  nothing.  There is a big promotional sign  (illegible here) in about the middle of the scene, that is it.  This must be from the very first or second summer.


Kirk said...

Kirk Stopenhagen writes: I remember my Dad telling me that one of his Stepdad's jobs with the Village was to remove the dock in the fall and reinstall it in the Spring. This was before the 'J' shaped permanent dock was built. Now we just need to pinpoint when the J dock was built.

Anonymous said...

As Frank Mina- had a full story about the house