Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Sutton's 1943 Roller Skating Rink - Outdoor model.

Sutton's Open-Air roller rink opened for business 75 years ago in 1943...


From The Sutton News:




3 comments:

Marie T said...

Good story. Appears sutton has always looked out for youth. Thx Jerry

Anonymous said...

Was this in the laundromat on south side????

Sutton Historical Society said...

Anonymous... No. This was an outdoor rink, in 1943. It was south of the depot. O. K., where was the depot? It as on the south side of the Burlington tracks about 50 or so yards west of Saunders Avenue. The article references the Grosshans Bros. lots. There was a Grosshans grain elevator (but I thought that was the one east of the street on the south side of the tracks - could be wrong) Whatever the case, these or another set of Grosshans brothers may have owned lots around the depot.

The operation in the laundromat location would have come later. Know when?