9 thoughts on “Alberta Park, 1955

  1. Those were great teeter-totters. You could adjust them on the center bar to compensate for kids of different weight. They were built to last for a thousand years.

  2. I’m sure they wouldn’t approve of those teeter totters now. We had more fun in in the old days.

  3. Is that view looking towards the East ? (aka NE 22nd).. if I didn’t know better, I’d swear it is.. I grew up right across the street on 22nd.. good times at that park.. although, 1955 was about 9 years b4 I was born… smh… but still.. that park.. ice-storms in the mid to late 70’s is what really brought down a lot of those trees/limbs… amazing picture!

  4. Ok… now for whatever reason, after d/l the pic and blowing it up.. it seems there’s a house in the middle of the park, which I don’t quite get.. not maybe pre- 1960 something was going on that I have no knowledge about.. so please, anyone with insight, let me know.. cuz really, this is an intriguing shot.. the only building I ever knew of off the East-side of Alberta park was a dark green parks/maintenance building used by the guy that would mow the park.. I NEVER remember a house being in that section of the park.. Now again, this shot was taken about 9 years before I was born, and in fact didn’t even live on 22nd til’ 66.. but still, it’s close enough that makes me wonder what went on back then………. thx!

    Marques.

  5. It might be a field house. This from Alameda history ” In 1924, the city passed an ordinance naming the parcel Alberta Park, though it was frequently referred to as Vernon Park as well. Hundreds of newspaper references to the park—and to the robust City League baseball schedule that occupied the new baseball diamond and sometimes drew more than 1,000 spectators—randomly used both names. Use of the Vernon Park name faded by the 1940s.

    Investment immediately followed the city acquisition. A 1927 inventory of the property identified the following improvements:

    1 wooden field house, built 1922 for $500 (heaters to be installed in 1927)

  6. Sharon Dunnahoo: Those are literally the same teeter totters that are there today. Yup, you can still adjust them. Not everything has been killed by modernity.

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