As the warm weather (slowly) fades away we thought that this week would be the perfect time to take a look at everyone’s favorite summer spot, Golden Gardens, as it appeared back in the day.
The black and white photo below shows Golden Gardens way back in 1910. Even then it was a popular spot for locals and tourists to escape the hot summer weather. Locals could travel north by car or streetcar to Golden Gardens. The city purchased the beach in 1923 and the park opened several years later.
The black and white photo below features a group of people listening to a machine playing wax cylinder recordings at Golden Gardens in 1913. Ed Moen is the boy in the center and Jake Jacobson is also in the photo.
The black and white photo below features Golden Gardens in 1928. This photograph shows a busier scene and also shows an increase in tree clearing in the area.
The black and white photo below shows a different view of Golden Gardens in 1936. The photograph was taken by James A. Turner who in fact worked as a streetcar conductor in Fremont and Ballard.
Photos and information courtesy of MOHAI.