Newfane in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Tom Kelly Rustic Theatre
Tom Kelly was an integral part of Olcott Beach Carousel Park. He was part of the original Olcott Beach Committee formed in 1999, project manager for the roundhouse restoration, on the board of directors, treasurer for six years, designed the kiddie ride pavilions, spearheaded the replica of the Boeckmann Sudio Arcade, and created plans for the replica of the Rustic Theatre which was completed in 2008. This theatre, named "The Tom Kelly Rustic Theatre" honors Tom's memory and many contributions to the park. It was funded by donations from friends, family, and fundraising by the O.C.B.P. Committee. The handlebar moustache smile on the theatre sign represents his friendly smile and unforgettable moustache.
Erected by Olcott Beach Carousel Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Entertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1999.
Location. 43° 20.299′ N, 78° 42.799′ W. Marker is in Newfane, New York, in Niagara County. Marker can be reached Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5979 East Main Street, Olcott NY 14126, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kiddie Whistle Pig Ferris Wheel (a few steps from this marker); Olcott Beach (within shouting distance of this marker); Olcott Amusement Park (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Those Who for Their Splendid Spirit of Duty (within shouting distance of this marker); One Country and One Flag (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lakeview (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Stone Marking the Northernmost Point of the Transit Surveyed by Joseph Ellicott (approx. 0.8 miles away); Home of James Van Horn (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newfane.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.