George C. Tilyou’s Great Steeplechase Park
January 31, 2009
Steeplechase Park opened in 1897 and after one of the great Coney Island fires, closed in 1907. After half the park was destroyed, on the site, Tilyou promised a bigger and better Steeplechase Park and charged 10 cents to see the burning ruins.
The following is a series of Steeplechase Park post cards and images.
Photo by Bill Whitby (my dad).
Steeplechase Park, mechanical horse racing (postcard)
Human Roulette Wheel operated until the park closed.
A partial view inside Steeplechase.
Early Steeplechase Park (postcard)
Bathing Beauties around the Steeplechase Pool (postcard)