|A photo of the pavilion and the lake at East End Park. |
Writing at the base of the photo:
"North side Madison bet Morrison and Diana" and "1895."
Memphis Public Library, Frierson, S.
|Three men & three women riding the miniature train. 1910’s|
Memphis Public Library, Gift of Pink Palance 1976
|Meet Mr. Howard Chapman Boaz and his wife Lena. |
When this picture was taken in 1912 they were living at 2043 Union Ave,
at Diana Street, just a block away from the park.
Courtesy of the Memphis Public Library and the Joe Bennett Collection
|Look closely through the partitions of the writing station just left of|
center and one can make out the lattice-like work of
wooden supports for the East End Park roller coaster.
Photo dated 1912.
|Two men & two women in car #7 of the Figure Eight coaster ride |
in East End Park. 1910’s, Memphis Public Library, Gift of Pink Palace, 1976
The End of East End
|Sanborn map, 1927. No more roller coaster, no more carousel.|
Courtesy Memphis Public Library
|The Dairy, then and now. The picture above comes from a|
1942 souvenir guide produced by the dairy. The picture
was taken by the author in July.
1942 image courtesy of Dave French and Historic-Memphis website
|Both images from a Vintage Souvenir Booklet of the Dairy - 1942, |
courtesy of Dave French and Historic-Memphis website
|Originally nowhere near the size nor capacity it is now, |
the old dairy sat directly in between its neighbors,
the Swift Co. Ice Cream Factory to the west and
a small auto body shop to the east.
1954 Sanborn maps, Memphis Public Library
But still the myth of East End Park lives on.