Thursday, August 20, 2009

Then & Now - Beach at Rye, New York

Summer 1925 at Oakland Beach, Rye, N.Y.
My mother-in-law was a little over a year old in the photo. Oakland Beach is now called Rye Park Beach.
The Rye Park Bathing Pavilion is in the background and a bit of it can be seen in the old picture too.
It was erected in 1908 (Upjohn & Conable, architects, William A. Ward, associate architect, and William J. Mertz, builder)

12 comments:

Bibi said...

Both photos are lovely, but the top one reminds me of a similar one I have of some of my relatives.

Vogon Poet said...

Posting the old photo you remind me to dig in some old box at my mother's. Nice beach, not so crowded.
If you are still in Rye for a while could you try to track a 'Livorno Cafe' at 92 Purchase Street, maybe taking a photo if it still exists?

pasadenaadjacent said...

I have a picture of my grandmother in a bathing suit that is nearly identical. This is such a sweet combination. Love the whole beach combo sand/sea and structure.

Cezar and Léia said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures!Both are fabulous!
Have a nice weekend dear friend
Léia

Lois said...

Oh wow these are fabulous Tash! It looks like they are taking good care of the old pavilion and it's always fun to see existing buildings in old pictures. I love those bathing suits! I have pictures of my grandmother wearing one of those suits.

altadenahiker said...

Love that woman on the left. When you've got it...

pasadenaadjacent said...

Mid-Town-G has left an epic sized comment on bio diesal conversion kits or something to the effect in the "Ecology of Fear" post

btw; I'm "Wake Up" but don't tell anybody

altadenahiker said...

Tash, go visit Finnegan (on my blogroll). She posted on MFK. I'm off to buy cheese.

marley said...

What a lovely contrast in these photos. The old photo is just brilliant.

Tash, thanks for all your kind comments on my recent posts. I'm pleased you took the time to catch up with a weeks worth of posts :)

Jacob said...

One thing that is different now than it was then - the swim suits!

Looks a like place to relax and for the kids to play.

spacedlaw said...

Nice postcard from the past.

Sara said...

Love the old photos...I've got a few of grandparents in bathing costumes like these, but on the Pacific coast rather than back East.