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Sandusky in Erie County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Cedar Point

“The Queen of American Watering Places”

 
 
Cedar Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, October 13, 2007
1. Cedar Point Marker
Inscription. Cedar Point became a popular beach resort in the late 1870’s, when visitors traveled to the peninsula by steamboat from Sandusky. The Grand Pavilion (1888), the oldest building in the park, dates from this era. Promoter George Boeckling formed the Cedar Point Pleasure Resort Company in 1897 and vastly expanded the resort’s attractions. During the first decade of the 1900's, he built the lagoons, an amusement circle, and several hotels, including the landmark Breakers in 1905. The Coliseum, opened in 1906, became the centerpiece of the park and hosted many of the famous big bands through the Depression and World War II years. In the late 1950’s, Cedar Point began its transformation into a modern amusement park.
 
Erected 2001 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Longaberger Company, Cedar Point Amusement Park/Resort, The Ohio Historial Society. (Marker Number 17-22.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 28.719′ N,
Cedar Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, October 13, 2007
2. Cedar Point Marker
82° 40.755′ W. Marker is in Sandusky, Ohio, in Erie County. Marker can be reached from Cedar Point Road. Touch for map. The marker is located inside the park in the ‘Funway’ median. It’s the right side of the median as you approach it from the entrance gates. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Cedar Point Road, Sandusky OH 44870, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sandusky Aviation, Shipyard & Railroad (approx. 1.7 miles away); Shoreline Park (approx. 2 miles away); The Underground Railroad / Abolition Boats Provide an Escape to Freedom in Erie County (approx. 2 miles away); Kilbourne Plat (approx. 2.2 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Underground Railroad (approx. 2.3 miles away); Sandusky (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Hinde & Dauch Paper Company (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandusky.
 
Additional keywords. Amusement Park
 
Categories. 20th CenturyEntertainmentLandmarks
 
The Arcade, among the oldest buildings (interior) image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, October 13, 2007
3. The Arcade, among the oldest buildings (interior)
The Arcade, among the oldest buildings (exterior) image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, October 13, 2007
4. The Arcade, among the oldest buildings (exterior)
The 'Funway', heart of the park image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, October 13, 2007
5. The 'Funway', heart of the park
<i>Boat Landing, Cedar Point, Ohio.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
6. Boat Landing, Cedar Point, Ohio.
<i>Main Pavilion, Cedar Point, O.</i> image. Click for full size.
By C.W. Platt, 1905
7. Main Pavilion, Cedar Point, O.
<i>Entrance Scenic Railway, Cedar Point, Ohio</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
8. Entrance Scenic Railway, Cedar Point, Ohio
<i>Lobby of Hotel Breakers, Cedar Point, Ohio</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
9. Lobby of Hotel Breakers, Cedar Point, Ohio
<i>A Sea Swing, Cedar Point on Lake Erie</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1925
10. A Sea Swing, Cedar Point on Lake Erie
<i>Canoeing on Beautiful Lagoons, Cedar Point-on-Lake Erie</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1920
11. Canoeing on Beautiful Lagoons, Cedar Point-on-Lake Erie
<i>The Midway, Cedar Point, Ohio</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1915
12. The Midway, Cedar Point, Ohio
<i>Watching the Bathers, Cedar Point, O.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1915
13. Watching the Bathers, Cedar Point, O.
<i>Finest Fresh Water Beach in the World, Cedar Point, Ohio.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1916
14. Finest Fresh Water Beach in the World, Cedar Point, Ohio.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,561 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 17, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. submitted on November 18, 2015. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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