Boat House, Olentangy Park, Columbus, Ohio (1911)

Boat House, Olentangy Park, Columbus, Ohio (1911)
Vintage postcard (c. 1911) depicting the Boat House and boats at Olentangy Park in Columbus, Ohio.

The description on the front of the card:
Boat House, Olentangy Park, Columbus, Ohio

Postmark Date: August 16, 1911

Era: Divided Back Era
Condition: Used

Olentangy Park operated as an amusement park in Columbus from 1893 to 1937 and was once the largest amusement park in the country. The Boat House was built along the Olentangy River and offered boats for guests. Eventually adopting the name the Canoe Club, park visitors could ride on a “Naphtha Launch” – usually, a steam-powered boat, but electric here – in a three-mile roundtrip and pilot rowboats around four miles of the Olentangy River.

Back of the postcard with a 1911 Columbus, Ohio postmark, machine cancel, and green one-cent stamp. There is a handwritten message addressed to a Mr. Hugh E. Brooks in Edgar, Illinois.

Publisher: Unknown

Rights Info: Public Domain

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