Friday, July 17, 2009

Mystery Photos (Back by Popular Demand)

It's been a long time since we posted a "mystery photo" (still looking for good ones). This one comes with an extra question:Where was this photo taken? What is the significance of this scene?

You can post your answers in the comments. If no one guesses, we'll post the correct answer in a few days.

Update: Here is a related photo that might give you a little hint (or it might not).

Update II: One More Hint. (The first two were a little too obscure, weren't they?) . . .

Answer: These scenes show what it looked like before and during the construction of the Cedar Point Causeway in 1956. The first image shows the view from First Street looking into the clearing being cut in the woods for the road. The second image is at Venetian Drive and First Street, with the bay in the background. The third image shows the roadway being built, circa April 1956. (The Library owns a set of more than 200 photographs showing various stages of the construction of the causeway.)This image showed how it looked in 1953, before construction began. Prior to the completion of the causeway, the only access to Cedar Point was via the chaussee or by boat.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is it near the old Milan canal?

Brian said...

Is it the planned route for Route 6?

Anonymous said...

Before MacArthur Park was complete? The buildings in your 2nd picture look like they may be part of MacArthur Park.

Gini said...

I love the photo corners, would love to know how to do that if it's ok!?

Tom said...

Wow, it is so fascinating to see how natural cedar point was as late as this photograph was taken. Cedar Point was one of our true natural gems of the Ohio Lake Erie Coast, it is amazingly unfortunate that it has become what it has become.