Wednesday, November 30, 2011

From 1904 until the place had closed for good on Labor Day weekend in 1967, many older Chicagoans fondly remember having seasonal amusement park fun at a place that was known as Riverview Park.

Riverview Park, was located on the northside of the city of Chicago Illinois, at the location of West Belmont Avenue to the south, North western Avenue to the east, West Roscoe Avenue to the north, and the north branch of the Chicago River to the west.

A happy memory shared with Me by many older Chicagoans who have come to see My railfan photo slideshow presentations at the suburban Libraries, is that of riding the Route #49 Western Avenue electric streetcar line of the Chicago Surface Lines Comapny, and the succesor company Chicago Transit Authority after 1947, to the front gates of Riverview Park on hot Summer days.

I was only 5 years old when Riverview closed in 1967, but I am thankful for all the input that people have shared with Me who grew up in Chicago back then.

Eddie K.

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