Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Brighton Beach Map

In our never-ending search for obscure maps, comes this effort from the 1939 Neenah-Menasha City Directory.  In a previous post, we'd already seen the Butte des Morts Beach area mapped out from 1931; now comes a map of the Brighton Beach area at the end of Third Street.  As covered in previous posts, a hotel had been built in 1899 and the area then became even more popular for picnics, band concerts, and other outdoor activities.  But in spite of two renovations, the property was sold off around 1927 and the hotel torn down after years of trying to compete with Waverly Beach.  

1 comment:

  1. The Neenah Historical Society has a couple of photos of Brighton Beach posted on Flickr. Here is the link to one:

    Don Nussbaum