This next photo is the Salt Water Natatorium from an angle I have never seen before. You can clearly see the Pavilion off to the right. I think in the background you can see the Ouachita River, which gives you an idea how close it was to the river!
Yep. Stunts like the above were all the rage in the 20's. This particular one happened in 1928. His second attempt was more successful. He exceeded his old record of 72 hours by fifteen minutes. He was dug up, the "coffin" carried to the Pavilion and opened. Steely was a little weak and shaky, but … Continue reading A Stunt at the Natatorium
This is the second postcard I bought. This, of course, is the Riverside Pavilion at the Salt Water Natatorium. I have written about it's history before. What caught my eye was the angle of the photo and the signs. In the foreground is the water slide into the pool. Ladies and gents sit along the … Continue reading Riverside Pavilion at the Salt Water Natatorium
This is a great closeup of the pavilion that once stood at the old natatorium. From the clothing, I would guess this dates to the teens. The pavilion was used as a theater and party venue until it burned. Notice the gas lamps used to light the pool at night!
The above is a very rare postcard I found, showing what the saltwater natatorium at Forsythe park looked like in color. In the background is the Riverside Pavilion. What a sight this must have been!
This huge building, known as the Riverside Pavilion, stood on the shore of the Saltwater Natatorium at Forsythe Park. It was the scene of many dances and plays in it's day!