Kiddieland Amusement Park. Melrose Park Illinois. Thursday, December 31st 2009.
Originally uploaded by Eddie from Chicago
I took this photo during the afternoon of New Years Eve of 2009.
Chicago's Kiddieland Amusement Park resided at the corner of North and First Avenues in Melrose Park Illinois from 1928 until the park had closed for good on Sunday, September 27th, 2009.
An era of Chicago family entertainment has ended, Seen here is a crewmember of D.M.D Demolition Contractors, removing the light bulbs and neon tubes from the amusement park sign.
The amusement park rides were already auctioned off and removed from the property, and only the buildings remained at this time. The park was finally demolished in June and July of 2010. A new Costco store was soon erected here, and opened in the fall of 2010.