Park Inn Baths Was All-Purpose Venue
|This early shot of the Park Inn Baths on Beach 116 Street and the Boardwalk was probably taken in the last 1920’s or early 1930’s. It shows the baths in all of its diversity, with traditional baths, an Olympic-sized salt-water swimming pool, a spa, a fast-food restaurant, a solarium, handball courts and even a frozen custard shop. On that site today is the Park Nursing Home. Notice the “Cabin Grill Spa” at the left center of the imposing building and Kohr’s Frozen Custard towards the eastern end of the building.
Wave sales representative Marilyn Kohn, a long-time Rockaway resident says that her father, right center in the photograph, had the umbrella concession at the Baths. The young men (and one young woman) in the picture all carried the umbrellas to customer’s on the beach and then back to the baths.
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