Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Playland Light Tower - Rye, New York

Art Deco tower from 1928 with a bit of the 75-year-old wooden rollercoaster showing on the right.
"Playland has the distinction of being America's first totally planned amusement park and prototype for today's successful theme parks. Dedicated as a National Historic Landmark in 1987, Playland has provided family fun since 1928. Often referred to as 'Rye Playland', it is America's only government owned and operated amusement park." (Ref. http://www.ryeplayland.org/)
More on Wikipedia-Playland.
Click to enlarge to see the amazing detail on the light.

8 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Great tower, perfectly kept. The details of the light are really amazing!

rob said...

Today my blog has a tower as well ! ;) ciao!

RogerB said...

The light is like a giant prairie style stained glass window! Art Deco is a very cool architectural style.

altadenahiker said...

Oh, that light is gorgeous!

m_m said...

This tower is great and original!

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful tower and I love art Deco!
Great post dear friend, thanks for sharing
Léia

pasadenaadjacent said...

A big fat diamond at Playland. Those tots are a sophisticated lot

marley said...

I'm a big fan of art deco design and this tower is a very fine example!